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The Older Iowans Legislature is a statewide non-partisan, non-profit volunteer organization. Its members advocate for state legislators and the Governor to sign legislation that will result in an improved “Quality of Life for Older Iowans”.

The Older Iowans Legislature places special emphasis on the frail elderly; those citizens who have contributed much to our society, but have exhausted their resources and in need of assistance to lead meaningful lives.

Please take a look at our web site and join our efforts to pursue quality of life for our elderly.

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The Board of Directors of the Older Iowans Legislature on November 9, 2016 gave preliminary approval to the following OIL Bills and OIL Resolutions:


OIL Bill 16-01A Nursing Home Staff Turnover Report Analysis


OIL Bill 16-01B Easing Workforce Challenges

  1.  Expanding existing recruitment and retention efforts of the Direct Care Workforce Initiative, including competency based training; specialty endorsements in Alzheimer’s/dementia and oral health, mental health, and other areas, and the needed infrastructure, policies, procedures, and repository to support accurate records and portability of training credentials and certifications;
  2. Leading a multi-stakeholder and interagency initiative to identify and implement strategies to increase wages/compensation/benefits of those who work in direct care;
  3. Providing forgivable loans and scholarships for high demand sectors and place a high priority on strategies to attract new and more diverse people to the field, and create ways to help older workers and individuals with disabilities to remain in the field longer;
  4. Conducting research and data analysis specific to the health and LTSS workforce, and facilitate best practices through public and private partnerships.


OIL Bill 16-02 Elder Abuse (Housing Registered Sexual Predators)


OIL Letter of Support for LifeLong Links TM—Iowa’s Aging and Disability Center


OIL Resolution in support of DIA efforts to expand current elder abuse law


OIL Resolution for emphasizing healthy aging in the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative

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