The elderly of our state are being abused, warehoused
Last week’s column regarding the passing of Bob Queener resulted in my receipt of phone calls, emails and many letters from folks both in and outside of my senate district, whose loved ones are being warehoused in certain corporate nursing homes.
The stories are virtually all the same. I will be preparing a generalized report incorporating the basic issues of the complaints (without identifying the individuals) and send to all legislators, the Department of Human Services and Governor Branstad.
Frankly, I’ve been exposed to an epidemic of abuse that emanates from the fact that “the bottom line” is the first statistic viewed by the management of these corporations, most of whom aren’t even from Iowa. As always, the almighty dollar dictates.
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