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Zimmer: It's 'possible' Bridgewater could be out for season
January 22, 2016
More money changes nursing home attitudes in a year
ST. PAUL — Cami Peterson-DeVries was intense when she pleaded with Minnesota lawmakers to find money so nursing homes could boost worker wages. “They can go to the sugar beet plant down the road and get more money,” she told a state House committee. Peterson-DeVries, who was...
January 22, 2016 - 9:48pm
October 16, 2015
Attorney General Swanson seeks protection for Minnesota's nursing home residents
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s attorney general is urging the federal government to enact rules that would help ensure people who are entering a nursing home don’t sign away their right to take disputes with the nursing home to court. Waiving the right to legal action is presented...
October 16, 2015 - 9:34pm
May 8, 2015
Department of Health takes over 2 nursing homes
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health has assumed control of two southern Minnesota nursing homes to protect the well-being of the residents. In a press release, the health department wrote the owners of Faribault Care Center and Owatonna Care Center were unable to financially...
May 8, 2015 - 9:44pm
April 30, 2015
Letter: Nursing home payment reform should be priority
By Arlan Swanson, Administrator/CEO, Maple Lawn Senior Care, Fulda Now is the time to transform how we care for aging Minnesotans. Sixty-thousand more people in this state will turn 65 this year and every year through at least 2030. Minnesota needs real reform now to ensure that...
April 30, 2015 - 4:21pm
April 20, 2015
Letter: Rural nursing homes get boost under provisions
A number of provisions that improve the financial condition of rural Minnesota nursing homes and their workers are one step closer to becoming reality. The House majority made those who care for our elderly a top priority, and that priority is reflected in a comprehensive health...
April 20, 2015 - 2:55pm
March 17, 2015
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton proposed hundreds of millions of dollars in new spending for education and families Tuesday, leaving some senior citizens’ advocates disappointed with what they said is a too-small increase. The governor’s $866 million proposed budget increase...
March 17, 2015 - 9:53pm
March 10, 2015
Column: Which nursing homes make the grade?
WASHINGTON — When families need to make decisions about long-term care, many feel overwhelmed and unprepared. In addition to the significant financial burden, a number of factors weigh heavily on their hearts and minds when around-the-clock care in a nursing home is needed for a...
March 10, 2015 - 9:33pm
February 24, 2015
Letter: Commissioners' salary hikes a misplaced priority
Members of Governor Dayton’s cabinet are receiving significant pay raises thanks to his decision to use nearly $1 million in taxpayer dollars to better compensate his commissioners. I’m disappointed with this action. In some cases these commissioners received a 40 percent...
February 24, 2015 - 8:30pm
February 4, 2015
Letter: Dayton's budget falls short for nursing homes
Recently Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled his budget priorities for Minnesota’s next two-year budget cycle. After giving it careful review, the plan falls short in at least two areas. One of the glaring items I noticed was the lack of investment to people with disabilities and our nursing...
February 4, 2015 - 8:15pm
February 1, 2015
From nursing homes to wolves
ST. PAUL — This Minnesota legislative session is heavy on greater Minnesota topics, but the governor’s budget, which will be the base of whatever two-year spending plan that eventually passes, drew mixed reviews about how it would fund issues outside of the Twin Cities. Officials...
February 1, 2015 - 9:31pm
January 26, 2015
Column: New bill would boost health care for seniors
By Barb Atchison, Administrator, South Shore and Crossroads Care Centers, Worthington My dad once said, “You don’t realize you are getting older and all of a sudden, you’re there.” The Globe has published two articles about the need for reform in nursing home funding in...
January 26, 2015 - 5:17pm
April 8, 2010
Jackson County facility provides 'Light' for those with dementia
JACKSON -- A lighthouse serves as a beacon of hope and guidance to ships afloat. The Lighthouse, a special facility in the Jackson Good Samaritan...
April 8, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Falls at nursing homes blamed on staff shortages
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...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
April 25, 2009
Nursing home spared in most spending bills
ST. PAUL -- Most nursing homes are spared big budget cuts and low-income Minnesotans on government health insurance remain covered under Democratic lawmakers' health-care spending proposals. Protecting government-subsidized health insurance for the poor is a key priority for the...
April 25, 2009 - 3:12am