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Iowa government nursing home finds more coronavirus cases in elderly veterans

An Iowa nursing home for veterans was struggling to contain the coronavirus outbreak as some residents tested positive. Veteran’s home reports new cases and becomes an area of concern The facility located in Marshalltown found that at…
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Nursing homes in Iowa get ready to reopen for visits and group activities after pandemic

Iowa Governor Reynolds was in the process of attempting to reopen nursing homes to the public after forced closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. Government wants to begin to reopen homes with new precautions The government officials…
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Countywide coronavirus testing program is designed to minimize infections in Iowa nursing homes

Nursing home conditions became a very important issue during the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic seemed to be most likely to kill people who were living in nursing homes. An infection that spreads through a facility could potentially wipe…

Where can I Report Nursing Home Abuse in Iowa Due to Deterioration of a Relative’s Cognitive Abilities in a Very Short Time?

  If the nursing staff is medicating your loved one, keeping them isolated from interaction and/or leaving them in a stationary position for long periods of time, it is abusive and could be negatively affecting their cognitive ability. Resident’s…

What are Antipsychotic Drugs and When Should a Nursing Home Resident be Given Them?

Nursing home residents are administered many types of medications, antipsychotic drugs being one of them. Antipsychotic medications “are used for a short-term treatment for bipolar disorder to control psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations,…

Is Nursing Home Abuse a Serious Problem in Iowa City, Iowa?

A study conducted by the National Center of Elder Abuse revealed that nearly half of the individuals who reside in nursing homes face one form of abuse or another. The more astonishing fact revealed by this study was that 95% of nursing home…

What can a family do when they find out one of their relatives died of dehydration or starvation in a nursing home in Iowa City?

Because of the problems that nursing homes consistently experience with shortages of staff, turnover of employees, and gaps in proper care, it is definitely possible for some of their patients to be neglected. If this neglect goes unnoticed…