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.

A Hero’s Perspective: Stories from the Frontline

The last 15 months have been overwhelming to say the very least, especially for our members who experienced the pandemic from the frontlines and worked heroically to not only keep people safe but also tend to their well-being. LeadingAge Iowa invites you and your team members to share your stories from the pandemic. We hope this project will be an opportunity to process, reflect, and even heal through writing your story. We also hope the finished product will help other people understand and connect with your experiences during the pandemic. 

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Iowa Board of Nursing Releases Revised Scope of Practice Rules

The Iowa Board of Nursing released revised scope of practice rules that are effective Mar. 31, 2021.  LAI developed a document that shows previous scope of practice rules in comparison to the revisions that were completed. 

In a newsletter, the Iowa Board of Nursing “strongly encourages all licensees to review the new Chapter 6 in its entirety to ensure compliance and that they recognize that changes will require a period of transition and education, they are committed to working with all parties to assure that the new rules are followed and met.” Members are encouraged to reach out to Jimmy Reyes, Associate Director of Practice and Education with any questions. Note the newsletter has not posted to the Iowa Board of Nursing Website at this time but can be found at this link once posted.

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