The Tuesday, April 29, 2014, IowaWatch forum, Criticial Decisions about Elder Care, sponsored by Aging Resources of Central Iowa, focused on important decisions Iowans face about long-term elder care.

A panel of three distinguished experts spoke to an audience about the difficulty of improving the quality of long-term elder care and key issues to look out for when considering long-term care.


Clark Kauffman, Des Moines Register investigative reporter. Clark has reported extensively on neglect and abuse cases in Iowa nursing homes and systemic problems in the long-term care system.

Deanna Clingan-Fischer, Iowa’s long-term care ombudsman. Deanna’s office seeks to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of people in long-term care.

John Hale, founder and owner of The Hale Group, an Ankeny-based consulting firm focused on long-term care public policy and service delivery issues. John is known at the Iowa Statehouse, and throughout Iowa, as a leading and passionate advocate for excellence in long-term care.

You may view here excerpts from that forum:

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  1. It sure would have been a great benefit to interested people outside of the Des Moines area if the whole forum could have been shared and the whole video archived for future reference. Its good to see that comments are possible. I would have liked to hear any questions that were asked of the forum participants. Some of the forum members comments that are among the excerpts deserved questions.

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