The Tuesday, April 29, 2014, IowaWatch forum, Criticial Decisions about Elder Care, sponsored by Aging Resources of Central Iowa, focused on important decisions Iowans face about long-term elder care.
A panel of three distinguished experts spoke to an audience about the difficulty of improving the quality of long-term elder care and key issues to look out for when considering long-term care.
Clark Kauffman, Des Moines Register investigative reporter. Clark has reported extensively on neglect and abuse cases in Iowa nursing homes and systemic problems in the long-term care system.
Deanna Clingan-Fischer, Iowa’s long-term care ombudsman. Deanna’s office seeks to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of people in long-term care.
John Hale, founder and owner of The Hale Group, an Ankeny-based consulting firm focused on long-term care public policy and service delivery issues. John is known at the Iowa Statehouse, and throughout Iowa, as a leading and passionate advocate for excellence in long-term care.
You may view here excerpts from that forum:
Video by Meghan Horihan, IowaWatch.org