June 11, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Nursing homes and other care facilities will get more state money than they have seen in years.
Senator Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, said the budget plan lawmakers approved this session includes “the largest state investment in the nursing home industry in well over a decade.” Continue Reading
January 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic
FARGO, N.D. (AP) A study by an independent news organization shows that North Dakota and South Dakota have the lowest number of serious deficiencies in their nursing homes. Continue Reading
January 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO Inspections of North Dakota nursing homes resulted in the lowest number of serious deficiencies in a review of reports for all 50 states. Continue Reading
November 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE The state Department of Health is considering criteria for allowing more beds at nursing homes in Rapid City, under a major change quietly passed by the Legislature last winter.
September 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Three years ago this December, my mom, Marcia, moved from the farm near Larimore, N.D., where she had lived for 60 years, into an assisted living apartment at the Good Samaritan Society in Larimore. Continue Reading
February 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE (AP) Some South Dakota nursing homes are struggling to find beds, but a bill that has passed the House may help solve the shortage.
January 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE (AP) A bill that removes a two-year time limit for building American Indian nursing homes receiving Medicaid dollars has passed a Senate committee. Continue Reading
January 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
“Yes, folks, we are going to have a great time here at Lovingkindness Rest Home Incorporated. Now let’s get to work.” Continue Reading
November 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Nearly 50 of Minnesota’s 384 nursing homes are launching a three-year pilot program that could save millions of dollars by sharply reducing the number of times sick or failing residents are sent to a hospital. The concept, which has been proved in smaller tests, could cut avoidable hospitalizations by up to 20 percent, planners say. Continue Reading
September 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Thousands of frail Minnesotans who plan to move into assisted living facilities will have to talk with a telephone counselor first under a state law that takes effect Oct. 1. That’s riled some people who don’t see the need for what one official called “government overreach.” Continue Reading