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...
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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...
State’s access-to-care problems reflect the country’s nursing home problems
Nov 22, 2022
Minnesotans’ access to long-term care is low. Most of the state’s nursing homes are turning away new admissions, according to a recent analysis by LeadingAge Minnesota’s Long-Term Care Imperative.
Marc Halpert: A CEO’s contagious caring
C. Max Bachmann
Sep 11, 2022
Marc Halpert is always smiling — to the point that his infectious grin has become synonymous with his company’s branding.
More facilities at risk after state takes ‘rare’ step to control financially struggling nursing home
Jun 15, 2022
In a rare move, the state of Minnesota has assumed control of a nursing home as it works through “operations and management issues,” raising concerns that more providers could get the same treatment.
11% of state’s nursing homes facing closure, survey finds
May 09, 2022
About 11% of nursing home operators in Minnesota are considering selling their facility or closing their doors due to continued financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey has found.
Lawmakers want $1 billion pay raise for long-term care, other workers to address shortages
Apr 12, 2022
Long-term care, and other direct care workers, could be in line for a $1 billion investment to boost their pay under a proposal from Minnesota lawmakers.
State exceeds goal of adding 1,000 CNAs
Apr 01, 2022
Nursing homes short on workers in Minnesota could soon be welcoming hundreds of new certified nursing assistants to their ranks.
State lawmakers back $1 million staffing pool for long-term care facilities
Mar 21, 2022
A push to create an emergency temporary staffing pool for nursing homes and other congregate care operators is gaining traction among Minnesota lawmakers and providers.
$322 million ‘rescue’ package for long-term care staffing introduced in Minnesota
Kathleen Steele Gaivin
Feb 22, 2022
Minnesota state Republicans on Thursday introduced a $322 million package meant to address the staffing challenges facing long-term care, group homes, and home health and other direct care providers.