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.

Nominations Open for 2021 LAI Awards & Sterling Recognitions  

Nominations for the 2021 LeadingAge Iowa's awards program are now being accepted here.  LAI's award program recognizes individuals and organizations that put quality first, deliver excellence and inspire others to do the same.  Organizational members of LAI are invited to submit nominations for the 2021 LeadingAge Iowa awards program.  Award recipients will be recognized in conjunction with LeadingAge Iowa Fall Conference on Sept. 15-16 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Cedar Rapids.

Nominate a noteworthy achievement or a staff member, board member or volunteer making a difference.  The deadline to nominate is June 25, 2021.

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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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