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