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Iowa state agency orders elder group home closed

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MARION (AP) -

MARION, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa officials have ordered the closure of an elder group home for what they say are five incidents of owners locking residents in their bedrooms.

The Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals on Thursday revoked the license of the Park Setting Elder Group Home in Marion.

Documents released by the agency indicate employees used a board to block a tenant's door after state officials told them not to lock the room at night. The agency says employees were not properly trained and failed to secure medication and hazardous chemicals.

The owners can appeal the closure.




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