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RELEASE: Rep. Andrew Myers Helps Local Long-Term Care Facilities Secure Increased Funding

Thursday, August 24, 2023

ST. PAUL – Local long-term care facilities have begun receiving shares of the $300 million infusion in state funding Rep. Andrew Myers, R-Tonka Bay, supported and the Legislature provided last May.

Myers said the funding is a step toward stabilizing Minnesota’s struggling long-term care industry, with long-term care facilities closing across the state and others on the financial brink. Families are waiting months and looking up to four hours away to find a safe place for loved ones, he said, indicating a worker shortage has left around 25 percent of long-term care jobs vacant.

“Inflation, increased operating costs, and a workforce shortage have caused many long-term care facilities across Minnesota to operate at less than full capacity, and in many cases close,” Myers said. “This critical funding will help make sure that long-term care facilities in our area can keep their doors open and continue to provide compassionate care to families and their loved ones. Moving forward, I am committed to working towards structural, long-term solutions that address these staffing and funding problems.”

Funding for local care providers includes:

The Estates at Excelsior:

  • Total Payment: $449,925
  • August 1, 2023: $224,962
  • August 1, 2024: $224,962

Lake Minnetonka Shores in Spring Park

  • Total Payment: $465,991
  • August 1, 2023: $232,995
  • August 1, 2024: $232,995

Lake Minnetonka Care Center in Excelsior

  • Total Payment: $309,346
  • August 1, 2023: $154,673
  • August 1, 2024: $154,673