Redefining care

By MIKE MALLOY – Staff Writer
(mmalloy@timesrepublican.com)
, Times-Republican
October 23, 2011

Tightening of standards at the Iowa Veterans Home led to the discharge of many veterans

The Iowa Veterans Home discharged a few dozen residents over the past two years who didn’t want to leave the facility. Emails obtained through an open records request by the Times-Republican and numerous interviews reveal that some of those released eventually became homeless, while others relapsed into alcohol and drug use.

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