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Falls at nursing homes blamed on staff shortages

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ST. PAUL -- Some Minnesota nursing homes simply do not have enough employees to prevent residents from falling, two Minnesota Senate committees heard Thursday.


"I know we all hope to be independent until the day we die," nursing assistant Cheryl Dryer said.

However, she added: "There are not enough staff to make the dream a reality."

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.