Historic strike over wages, staffing may hit at least 10 unrelated nursing homes
Feb 22, 2024
Care workers at 10 Minnesota nursing homes and counting are planning a one-day strike for March 5. About 600 workers across seven facilities first announced plans to strike Tuesday, but that number has...
Regulators pushed for $25 per hour nursing home minimum wage
Feb 21, 2024
Labor advocates are pushing Minnesota’s Nursing Home Workforce Standards Board to implement a $25 minimum wage for all staff, among other measures aimed at supporting a struggling care workforce.
State News – October 2023
Oct 10, 2023
Gov. Tim Walz (D) (pictured) took a budget victory lap at a nursing home late this summer, allowing the operator to ask for continued and more robust support for the sector.
Sep 12, 2023
Attorney General Letitia James (won a preliminary injunction that requires a nursing home company accused of committing more than $83 million in Medicare and Medicaid fraud to pay for an independent financial...
Governor’s visit underscores new legislative attention on nursing homes
Aug 10, 2023
A skilled nursing provider whose facility was the site of a victory tour for Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz used the opportunity to ask for continued support for the sector and a permanent change to the state’s...
Also in the News for Tuesday, May 23
May 23, 2023
Two-thirds of COVID vaccine recipients who got an incentive said it didn’t sway them … New South Dakota legislative committee to study nursing home closures, causes … State legislators allocate...
Also in the News for Tuesday, May 2
May 02, 2023
Massive surplus remains while Minnesota nursing homes get limited relief … CDC to stop tracking COVID levels in communities … Study finds sharp increase in mild cognitive impairment among older vets
Creative county commissioners ask for $1B to buoy rural nursing homes
Jessica R. Towhey
Apr 10, 2023
Some county commissioners in Minnesota are taking an unusual approach to supporting rural nursing homes: a resolution aimed at state lawmakers saying that “seniors will be denied care” if more funds...
Providers: ‘Serious’ access issue requires attention, financial commitment to match
Jessica R. Towhey
Jan 11, 2023
Senior care industry representatives hope that dire staffing shortages that led to 11,000 seniors being denied admittance to facilities in Minnesota in a single month will be improved through a legislative...
Also in the News for Friday, Dec. 2
Dec 02, 2022
Minnesota program battling staffing shortage in long-term care nursing celebrates one year anniversary … Nursing home loses 21 employees in a month … Provider lobbyists discuss staff shortages, license...