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