$6.5 million going to nursing home improvements across Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN — Several nursing homes across Minnesota, including several in our region, are getting some financial help from the state to improve quality of life and care.

It’s part of a $6.5 million package from the State Department of Human Services.

Eight nursing homes in northern Minnesota are among those to receive receive a chunk of those funds.

– Aftenro, Duluth, to develop and implement CDC guidelines for prescribing antibiotics.

– Augustana Moose Lake Care Center, Moose Lake, as part of Care Choice Collaborative, to address the growing number of patients with behavioral health needs.

– Henning Rehab and Health Care Center, Henning, to implement an open breakfast program focusing on customer service and resident choice.

– Interfaith Care Center, Carlton, to decrease depressive symptoms in residents by improving quality and quantity of resident center activity programming.

– Moorhead Rehab and Healthcare Center, Moorhead, to develop a wound management program to reduce pressure sores.

-Saint Francis Health Services Collaborative, to improve overall nutritional status and allow residents to achieve optimal health, functioning and wellbeing. Involved will be Franciscan Health Center in Duluth, Guardian Angels Health & Rehab Center in Hibbing, Heritage Manor in Chisholm, Littlefork Care Center in Littlefork, Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls and Viewcrest Health Center in Duluth.

According to a news release from the Dept. of Human Services:

“Nursing homes are responsible for providing safe, quality care to some of the most vulnerable Minnesotans,” said Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey. “This funding helps improve residents’ health, well-being and overall quality of life.”

Billy Wagness

Billy Wagness

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