There’s a critical workforce shortage among Minnesota’s long-term care providers. LeadingAge Minnesota’s Gayle Kvenvold says the most recent data shows that there are about 23,000 open direct care positions in state nursing homes and assisted living–which amounts to about 20-percent of the long-term care workforce…

“We have shortages that are so deep, that we need emergency staffing support in settings across the state, in addition, we need a downstroke of money to help boost worker wages and benefits across the state.”

Kvenvold and others are calling on Governor Walz and state lawmakers to act quickly so seniors and vulnerable adults can get the best care possible.