Scroll to the bottom of this article for information on where to find and get help. The effort to prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus may be having unintended dire consequences on older Iowans — particularly those living in nursing homes across the state.As public health officials urge Iowans to stay home and maintain social distance to combat the spread of COVID-19, adults are staying away from activities and congregate settings they enjoyed.

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