Help Navigating this
or Issues with "Fly-Out" Menus/ Understanding Methods
This site uses
"Fly-out" menus to increase usability. Fly-out menus are
what you see when you put your mouse over any of the categories
on the left side of this or any other page. When a user puts their
mouse over a category, a menu with the items contained within that
category pops up onto the screen.
The use of
fly-outs is not necessary to navigate our site. If you are not comfortable
with using fly-outs, simply click the text links on the left-hand
navigation bar or at the bottom of each page to navigate. Using
this method, you should be able to navigate to any page on the site.
may encounter difficulty in using fly-out menus. Menus may pop up
too far away from the link you have put your mouse over to use.
This is because this site was built assuming that users would have
800 X 600 screen resolution or greater. In Windows, you can check
and adjust your screen resolution by going to the Start Menu >
Settings > Control Panel > Display. In the Display Properties
window, go to the Settings tab and adjust screen area. If you do
not want to change your screen resolution, simply use the text links
to navigate through the site, as described above.
possible problem you may encounter with fly-out menus is "sticking".
For example, when you run your mouse down the left navigation
bar to see the contents of all the menus, the fly-out for "Publications/Information"
will remain open as you go down to "Contact Us", and
"Home". This will not affect your ability to go to those
pages, but the sticking is the result of imperfections in the
HTML code. The fly-out menu is stuck because there is no fly-out
menu for those next two categories- they are stand-alone pages.
We have not yet identified a way to keep the menus from sticking,
but will correct this when a fix is found.
the Site's Organization
information on issues of concern to older Iowans that are not directly
covered by the Iowa Department on Aging is located in the Questions
& Answers section. Areas that are covered by the Department
are located in the other categories.
the Site's Categories
of how this site is structured will help you locate more quickly
the information you are seeking. The site's major categories are:
- About Us:
This category gives a brief introduction of what the department
does and why. Additionally, the page offers and overview of legislative
priorities and information on the Commission on Elder Affairs.
- Area Agencies
on Aging: This category gives a brief overview of what Area Agencies
do and provides contact information for all Area Agencies in the
state of Iowa.
& Volunteer: This category focuses on IDA's efforts in finding
work for older persons and increasing awareness of the important
role older workers play in the future of the state's workforce.
Includes information on the Senior Internship Program, Mature
Worker Consortium, Work Incentive Grant, and Retired Senior Volunteer
Health, & Education: This category focuses on IDA's many programs
& partnerships in living, health, and education. Includes information
on our Nutrition program, Case Management Program for the Frail
Elderly (CMPFE), Iowa Family Caregiver Program, and much more.
& Services: This category contains information about IDA's regulatory
role in senior housing & services, and discusses efforts to streamline
and improve the long-term care system in the state of Iowa. Contains
information on Assisted living regulation, the Senior Living program,
and the Seamless Project.
- Elder Advocacy
& Assistance: This category focuses on IDA's efforts in advocating
for older Iowans. Includes information on legal assistance, elder
abuse prevention, and efforts to reduce Medicare fraud, waste,
Care Ombudsman: The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman is
an advocate for residents of long-term care facilities and their
families. Contact the Ombudsman's office if you have a complaint
or concern about long-term care facility in the state of Iowa.
- Aging Statistics
& Information: The Iowa Department on Aging maintains and
provides population/demographic estimates for age 60+ for the
state, its counties, and its incorporated places. Also, this section
contains information on Iowa centenarians (persons 100 years of
age and older).
& Answers: This section contains answers to many frequently
asked questions of interest to older Iowans. Pages within this
section include: Elder Rights, Accessing Services, Medicare/Medicaid,
and Legal Assistance.
This section contains information on important publications found
on our website, publications available for order, and an archive
of information bulletins issued by IDA.