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.

Iowa's Aging Services Situation Report

LeadingAge Iowa sat down with leaders in Iowa’s Aging Services sector to discuss the need for sufficient Medicaid funding in Iowa. Older Iowans are in crisis. Nursing home providers want to deliver quality care, but the system is broken. Medicaid funding is crucial to the stability and success of aging services.

To read the Aging Services Situation Report, click here. 

To tell your State Legislators that reimbursement rates MUST equal cost of care, click here.

Caregiver to State Policymakers: "Act Now, Before It is Too Late"

Since the start of 2022, 23 nursing homes across Iowa have closed or announced they are closing, including six already this year. This unprecedented wave of closures demands answers and demands action. 

“Today’s report puts hard numbers behind the hard truths that older Iowans and the professionals who care for them are facing today,” said Shannon Strickler, President and CEO of LeadingAge Iowa. “The time is now for Iowa to make the investments we need to ensure we can meet the needs of a rapidly aging population.” 

Access the Action Alert to urge legislative support for crucial Medicaid aging services funding now here.

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