Column: Closures of Oklahoma’s long-term care facilities devastating to residents and workforce

September 2, 2021

America’s long-term care facilities are facing a crisis.

Staffing shortages have left providers scrambling to find enough caregivers, and the lack of a viable workforce is resulting in a growing number of facility closures.

As the owner of a nursing home that just closed its doors this year, I hope my story spurs lawmakers to act now before more residents and staff experience a similar fate.

Servant Living Center had provided care for Oklahoma seniors since 1965. We were located in Medford, a central Oklahoma town with a population of 1,000 people, surrounded by wheat fields and cattle.

Read the full story from Tulsa World here.