In-Depth Week

Aging in Iowa

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Aging in Iowa In-Depth Week Panelists

  • Larry Johnson, Jr.

    Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals

  • Eugenia Kendall

    Iowa Department on Aging

  • Anthony Carroll


  • Brenda Irlbeck

    Iowa Health Care Association

  • Harleah Buck

    University of Iowa Gerontological Nursing

  • Bob Untiedt

    TRAIL of Johnson County

  • Diane Findley

    Iowa Caregivers Association

  • Michael Barnhart



  • Monday, July 18, 12 pm


    Moderator: Zack Kucharski

    Panelists: Larry Johnson, Jr., Eugenia Kendall, John Hale, Anthony Carroll

    A look at the history and current state of providing for Iowans 65 and older. From policy to tangible amenities, where are the biggest gaps, where are the opportunities?

  • Tuesday, July 19, 12 pm

    Building stronger Home Community Based Services (HCBS)

    Moderator: Michaela Ramm

    Panelists: Diane Findley

    Building better Home and Community Based Services: While home and community based services can be more cost-effective than other options, there can be challenges like access or availability of caregivers and quality issues too. What challenges are facing HCBS programs and what improvements could be made?

  • Wednesday, July 20, 12 pm

    Long-Term Care

    Moderator: Michaela Ramm

    Panelists: Angela Van Pelt, Brenda Irlbeck, Harleah Buck

    What are the high priority issues and needs for long-term care? This session will look at what’s being researched and what has launched. look at new facilities on the rise in rural and urban communities throughout Iowa. How are we keeping up with current demand? Are the older care facilities suffering from lacking amenities and aging buildings?

  • Thursday, July 21, 12 pm

    Making the home work to age in place

    Moderator: Sam Edsill

    Panelists: Daejin Kim, Bob Untiedt, Anthony Carroll

    Efforts to understand the needs and physical requirements for older Iowans to be able to stay at home.

  • Friday, July 22, 12 pm

    Seniors in Poverty

    Moderator: Michaela Ramm

    Panelists: Jacqueline Owens, Michael Barnhart

    As price increases continue to hit nearly every aspect when it comes to cost of living, how does inflation impact those on a fixed income? For those planning retirement? What concessions are being made for services that cater primarily to older Iowans?

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