Local nursing homes receive over $1M in state funding
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - State Representatives Jeff Brand (DFL-Saint Peter) and Luke Frederick (DFL-Mankato) announced that on Aug. 1, local nursing homes, received a significant amount of new state funding. The funding serves as part of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize this sector of the economy, which is facing financial hardship.
“Nursing homes have been hit incredibly hard over the past few years, and when heading into this year’s legislative session, we knew sending assistance had to be prioritized. I’m proud to say we got the job done,” said Rep. Jeff Brand. “Under DFL leadership, the Legislature appropriated record amounts of funding for our state’s nursing homes, and a chunk of the money is going to land right here in our community and positively impact many of our neighbors.”
“The legislature and governor worked together to provide support to our most vulnerable Minnesotans,” said Rep. Luke Frederick. “We approved record amounts of funding for nursing homes throughout the state including several in Mankato. We saw the great need for our nursing homes, and I was proud to cast my vote to support these facilities and the workers who care for our loved ones.”
Of these initial investments, $271, 152 has been delivered to nursing homes in Rep. Brand’s district and $1,030,087 to homes in Rep. Frederick’s district. Local nursing homes will receive another significant one-time payment of the same amount on Aug. 1, 2024. Local facilities benefiting from the funds include:
· $271,152 to Benedictine Living Community
· $251,070 to Pathstone Living
· $283,202 to Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center
· $253,078 to Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center
· $243,037 to Laurels Peak Rehabilitation Center
“We’re thrilled to receive this funding. We feel as though we’ve finally been heard and we’re really excited to pass this on to our caregivers that provide the care for the residents that have lived here. We’ve been in operation for 85 years, so this is really exciting for us to be able to continue to provide. Great quality care,” said Laura Templin.
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