In the newsletter and resources pages, you will find a number of helpful reports, links, videos, and community resources.The Iowa CareGivers ROC’s goal is to connect you with the information that you need.Please take time to look through the following pages and to scroll through the community resources and programs that are available below.
Keeping mouths healthy for a lifetime.
I-Smile Silver is a pilot project for older Iowans, modeled after the I-Smile program for children. The project is designed to improve the ability of Iowans age 60 and older to prevent dental disease, access oral health care and maintain overall health.
As a pilot project, I-Smile Silver services are only available in these ten counties: Calhoun, Des Moines, Hamilton, Humboldt, Lee, Pocahontas, Scott, Van Buren, Webster, and Wright.
I-Smile Silver uses dental hygienists as I-Smile Silver coordinators to work within their communities to:
Four NEW Direct Care Worker Issue Briefs Just Released by the Iowa CareGivers
Click here for End of Life Care. A grant partnership between Iowa CareGivers, Des Moines University, Hospice of Central Iowa, and funded by the Mid-Iowa Health Foundation has made this brief possible.
Click here for The Need for Data Collection on the Direct Care Workforce
Click here for Establishing Educational Standards and a Support System for Iowa’s Direct Care Workforce
NEW Click here for Improving Continuing Education Opportunities for Iowa’s Direct Care Workforce
Resource for Providers Implementing Person Directed/Centered Care and Consistent Staffing
Pressure Ulcers: Goal is Zero
Iowa Foundation for Medical Care (IFMC) provides a number of resources to help you and your employers to reduce pressure ulcers.
In an effort to help direct care workers and their employers decrease pressure ulcer rates, theIFMC has a number of resources available on their website. The resources include several educational checklists, a printable poster and tools to track and assess pressure ulcers. Your Residents are Counting on You! Find out What You Can Do to Prevent Pressure Ulcers.