LeadingAge Iowa is a statewide membership organization of non-profit providers of aging services and supports and the champion for advancement and innovation in aging services. Our mission is to be the voice, support and connector for non-profit members and the people they serve. Our membership is diverse, representing the spectrum of non-profit long-term support and service providers including skilled nursing, assisted and independent living, PACE, home health, adult day, respite, hospice and home delivered meals.  Our members serve over 25,000 older adults in Iowa each day.

Reporting Infection Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Settings

Many providers are experiencing outbreaks of various infections throughout the State and have reached out to LeadingAge Iowa for clarification on what is reportable and where to report it to. Here is an overview of the reporting requirements for COVID and other respiratory illnesses:

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DIAL Accepting Applications for Governor’s Quality Award

Dial is seeking nominations for the 2024 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities.  The award recognizes Iowa health care facilities that offer unique or innovative activities to enhance the quality of care or quality of life for their residents.  Nominations are open for all health care facilities licensed under Iowa Code chapter 135C including nursing facilities, residential care facilities, and intermediate care facilities.  (Assisted living programs, elder group homes and hospital-based nursing facilities are not eligible for this award program.)  LAI member, Gracewell—an Eventide Community in Denison, was awarded the Governor’s Quality Award in 2023.

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