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.
MN Shutdown Pain Likely Greatest At Nursing HomesPart of a state shutdown that has thousands of families worried: Nursing home workers could be declared "non-essential," and state payments could stop. Furthermore, if there's an extend shutdown, some nursing homes could close.