Legislation on nursing home oversight fails to win support
Legislation that would force Iowa’s long-term care ombudsman to play a more active role in protecting Iowa’s elderly appears to be dead for the 2020 session. The Iowa Long-Term Care Ombudsman’s Office acts as an advocate for the elderly and responds to roughly 1,200 complaints annually from 55,000 Iowans now living in the state’s 860 […]
Will Iowa outsource its protection of the elderly?
State law requires Iowa’s regional ombudsmen to “visit” care facilities — even when there’s no specific complaint to investigate — and, while there, to “observe daily routines, meals and activities.”