Former Iowa Veterans Home staffers raise concerns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former employees of the Iowa Veterans Home raised concerns about the institution’s leadership during a state Senate hearing.

The Monday meeting came after more than 40 former staffers signed a letter that was printed in The Des Moines Register, complaining about the current leadership at the home. Some of those staffers testified, questioning management choices and the quality of care.

David Worley, the commandant of the Iowa Veterans Home, says he was proud of the treatment offered at the home. He invited lawmakers to visit the facility.

Sen. Daryl Beall, a Democrat from Fort Dodge, says the committee will meet again to discuss what steps to take.

The home in Marshalltown is Iowa’s largest nursing home and among the biggest in the nation for veterans and their spouses.

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