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Nursing Home Injury Laws: Iowa

Iowa-elderly-man-nursing-home-abuse-200x300Number of nursing homes in Iowa: 445

Patients living in Iowa nursing homes: 25,676

Occupancy rates of Iowa nursing homes: 80.3%

Average number of deficiencies at each Iowa nursing home: 9.0

Percent of Iowa nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 20.9%

Most common deficiencies at Iowa nursing homes: Professional Standards, Accident Environment, Food Sanitation

Distribution of ownership of Iowa nursing homes:  53% for profit,  43% non profit, 4 % government

Most populated cities in Iowa: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Deavenport, Sioux City, Iowa City

Staffing levels at Iowa nursing homes (daily hours):Above average,  3.5 total staff,  1.3 licensed nurse

**Data based upon 2009 CMS data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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