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DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCE

DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCE

Aging

Linda Miller, Director

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Iowa Department on Aging is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of long-term living and community support services that help individuals maintain health and independence in their homes and communities.

Measures:
Providing assistance to family caregivers
Home delivered meals improve nutrition

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Highlighted Measure:

Prior to State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2015, the number reported was the total number of consumer contacts. Beginning in SFY 2015, the number reported has been changed to an estimated unduplicated count of consumer contacts.

Beginning in SFY 2017, the measure changed from tracking the number of contacts with caregivers to tracking the number of caregivers served.

Data Source: Department on Aging (Harmony-SAMS Case Management System)

Updated 10/27/2017

 

 

GRAPH - Providing Assistance to Family Caregivers

 

GRAPH - Comparison of Home-Based Health Care and Facility-Based Care

Why this is important:
The purpose of the family caregiver support program is to provide support services for family caregivers of older Iowans, for grandparent caregivers of grandchildren, or older persons who are relative caregivers for an adult with a disability aged 18-59. Family caregivers provide the vast majority of the assistance that enables older people to live independently in their homes and communities. Informal, family caregivers are an important component of the home and cmmunity-based care system. By supporting caregivers, the program's services can delay or defer more costly institutional care for the older adult family member or adult family member with a disability.


What we're doing about this:
Department on Aging is building support for family caregivers to ensure services that sustain a caregiver's role and maintain their emotional and physical health.

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Highlighted Measure:

The percentage of high nutrition risk Home Delivered Meal, congregate meals, nutrition counseling participants with multiple nutrition risk assessments, who maintained or improved their Nutrition Risk Scores.

Note: Home Delivered Meal participants nutrition risk screening changed from once every six months to once per year.

Data Source: Department on Aging

 

Updated 10/27/2017

GRAPH - Home Delivered Meals Improve Nutrition

NOTE: Data are cumulative

Why this is important:
The nutrition program was developed to improve the nutritional health of older Iowans. Increasing this percentage shows that participants with multiple risks are maintaining or improving nutritional health with receipt of home delivered meals, congregate meals and nutrition counseling. By helping older Iowans stay healthy in their own homes, it helps delay nursing home placement.


What we're doing about this:
Healthy aging objectives will be completed by continuing efforts of the Department on Aging in administering the Older American Act nutrition program. The Department provides technical assistance to the Area Agencies on Aging regarding funding, compliance with state and federal guidelines, increasing efficiencies or service delivery, communication of best practices, identifying collaborative opportunities, and communicating the preventative and health benefits of the nutrition program.

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