We, the undersigned former employees of the Iowa Veterans Home, wish to express our deep concern about what is happening there. Since a new commandant took over in 2010, stress has increased and morale decreased in that venerable facility for veterans. The commandant and his deputy have had an extremely negative impact on the culture, climate and operation of the home. As a result, many dedicated, experienced long-term employees have left, been pushed out, or retired early, unable or unwilling to tolerate the conditions brought about by this new leadership team. This can only trickle down to its logical outcome - a severe negative impact on resident quality of life and care!