New Data Shows Complete COVID-19 Situation At State, National Long-Term Care FacilitiesThe data includes the names of each facility in the state with at least one COVID-19 case, along with how many have died from the virus, and the number of sick staff.
Hundreds Of Isolated Seniors, Patients Now Connecting To Loved Ones With Donated TabletsLast month, WCCO reported on a group trying to bridge the gap by donating tablets to hospitals so patients could video call their families. Just weeks later, hundreds now have the power to do just that.
Coronavirus Updates: Gov. Walz Announces ‘Battle Plan’ To Protect Long-Term Care Residents, WorkersMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz has announced a “battle plan” to protect those living and working in long-term care (LTC) facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Pandemic Aggravates Minnesota Care Center Staffing ShortagesThe head of an industry group said on Friday that a few aren’t sure how they’re going to get through the weekend.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 13th Victim Of COVID-19 Reported At Catholic EldercareCatholic Eldercare notified families of residents and said it is isolating those who have contracted the virus in a designated section of the 174-bed nursing home.
Coronavirus Updates: Minneapolis Mayor Signs Emergency Regulations For Congregate Care FacilitiesThe city of Minneapolis is taking action to protect people living in congregate care facilities.
Nursing Home Closures Putting Pressure On Rural Economies Dozens of nursing homes have closed in rural Minnesota in the past two decades, putting pressure on the small communities that rely on them for care, income and revenue.
Feds Say 11 Minnesota Nursing Homes Need Greater OversightEleven Minnesota nursing homes are on a list of facilities cited by federal officials for patterns of health and safety violations.
New Hope Nursing Home Abuse Caught On CameraNew Hope authorities are considering criminal charges against two former nursing home employees after family members set up hidden "granny cams" to record physical abuse.
Starting Soon, Minnesota Nursing Homes Can Go Big On BingoA boundary on Minnesota nursing home bingo is going by the wayside.
Session 2015: Where Issues Stand With Special Session DoneThe Legislature wrapped up its 2015 work in a flurry, with lawmakers working nearly a month late to finalize a $42 billion budget. Here's a look at some of the state's new laws, some that failed, and what may be on the horizon.
State Takes Over Nursing Homes In Faribault, OwatonnaState authorities have taken over management of nursing homes in Faribault (FAIR'-boh) and Owatonna after their owners ran into financial troubles.
For Vets, An Alternative To Nursing HomesWhen living at home becomes too difficult for veterans, many end up getting the care they need in nursing homes and other institutions.
House Debates Care Workers Raises In Health BudgetMinnesota lawmakers are settling in for a debate that's expected to go all night long. It's the $11 billion measure that pays for Health and Human Services programs, including hospitals and nursing homes.
Push Underway To Cut Drugs For Dementia PatientsDay after day, Hazel Eng sat on her couch, a blank stare on her face. The powerful antipsychotics she was taking often cloaked her in sedation. And when they didn't, the 89-year-old lashed out at her nursing home's aides with such anger and frequency her daughter wondered if her mother would be better off dead.