Slow Transfer To Nursing Homes Driving Avoidable, Unpaid Hospital Stays in Minnesota with $487M Price Tag

Bottlenecks at hospitals have mounted over the last year with long wait times for patient transfers to nursing homes – recent facility closures in the sector not helping the situation. These persistent delays in discharges from emergency departments and inpatient care resulted in unnecessary hospital-level care and deep financial losses for hospitals because these delayed […]

Minnesota Deploys National Guard to Help Short-Staffed Nursing Homes

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz this week has called on the state’s National Guard to help nursing homes facing “severe staffing shortages” across the state. Walz said 400 members of the National Guard will begin certified nursing assistants (CNA) and temporary nursing aides (TNA) training over the next week. Skilled nursing facilities that are particularly struggling […]

Citing Unpaid Bills and Inadequate Care, Minnesota Health Department Temporarily Takes Over Nursing Home

As skilled nursing industry staffing shortages worsen and occupancy recovery slows, health officials in some states are taking matters into their own hands to ensure quality care is being administered at their facilities. The Minnesota Department of Health recently assumed control of a small nursing home in the state, Twin City Gardens Nursing Home in […]