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Better Treatment Urged for Iowa’s Direct-Care Workers

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012   

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa has an estimated 73,000 direct-care workers who provide care to thousands of Iowans, especially seniors. A bill that would establish state standards for training and care and create a board to oversee the profession has just passed the Iowa Senate and is on its way to the House.

AARP Iowa spokesman Anthony Carroll says the state already has boards to watch over all sorts of other health professionals.

"Right now we have a board for massage therapists, for barbers, but unbelievably we don't have a board that oversees or self-regulates the direct-care workers."

He says this would provide a path for the quality of care all want for themselves or loved ones. Carroll says it would keep some people who shouldn't be direct-care workers out of the profession.

"There are a few workers in a variety of fields who aren't up to par, about whom there are complaints, who maybe should not be in the profession. That is why you have boards. "

In addition Carroll says it will reduce turnover, which currently costs taxpayers and employers millions of dollars a year.


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