ST. PAUL – Local nursing homes have begun receiving shares of the $300 million infusion in state funding Rep. Brian Daniels, R-Faribault, supported and the Legislature provided last May.
Daniels said the funding is a step toward stabilizing Minnesota’s struggling long-term care industry, with nursing homes 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 nursing home caregiver jobs vacant.
“Nursing homes and long-term care facilities have been struggling for years with workforce shortages and increased operating costs,” said Daniels. “This funding will provide critical resources to operators in our area to make sure that they can keep their doors open and continue providing outstanding care to families in our communities.”
Funding for local care providers includes:
The Emeralds at Faribault, Faribault:
- Total Payment: $586,486
- August 1, 2023: $293,243
- August 1, 2024: $293,243
Whispering Creek, Janesville:
- Total Payment: $365,578
- August 1, 2023: $182,789
- August 1, 2024: $182,789