‘Powder keg’ threat: State lawmakers consider staffing support for nursing homes
Nov 12, 2021
Minnesota state lawmakers are listening after long-term care industry advocates testified this week about the need for more staffing support as providers work to comply with the federal government’s...
This state’s long-term care providers need 23,000 workers … and counting
Oct 12, 2021
Nearly 70% of nursing homes here are restricting admissions because of a lack of staffing.
Minnesota lawmakers focus on $1,500 pandemic bonuses for long-term care workers
Aug 05, 2021
Long-term care staff members working full-time in Minnesota facilities during the pandemic could be in line to receive a $1,500 bonus from a $250 million state fund designed to help essential workers.
Long-term care provider fined record $27K for worker’s COVID-19 death
Apr 27, 2021
The death of a frontline worker led the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to levy a $27,100 fine for workplace safety violations on the man’s former long-term care employer.
Let it snow: Minnesota students’ snow sculptures charm nursing home residents
Feb 03, 2021
The weather outside may be frightful for many people across the country after a major snowstorm plowed the Midwest and Northeast over the weekend — potentially impacting more than 100 million people.
Minnesota starts testing nursing home inspectors before entering facilities
Sep 08, 2020
Nursing home surveyors in Minnesota are now being tested for COVID-19 after state officials faced criticism for allowing the inspectors to go into facilities without first being tested for the disease.
Dozens of surveyors sent to nursing homes without being tested for COVID-19
Aug 21, 2020
Dozens of state health inspectors have been sent to survey Minnesota nursing homes’ infection control compliance without first being tested for COVID-19. Critics note this puts already susceptible residents...
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Feb 01, 2018
HCR ManorCare edging closer to receivership? … Survey says: Pneumococcal vaccination guidelines need clarification … New Minnesota health commissioner vows to make elder abuse reform a top...
State task force calls for tougher penalties following abuse case backlog
Jan 31, 2018
A system meant to protect Minnesota seniors from abuse and violence in formal care setting settings must be repaired by providing more thorough oversight and tougher penalties, a work group headed by AARP...
Also in the News for Friday, Jan. 26
Jan 26, 2018
Patients six times more likely to have heart attack within week of flu diagnosis … Two Minnesota health officials under investigation after backlog of elder abuse complaints … Caregiving at...