Minnesota: Crookston skilled nursing facility RiverView Memory Care to close
CROOKSTON, Minn. – RiverView Health in Crookston is closing its skilled nursing facility after experiencing ongoing issues with finding nurses and nursing assistants to staff it.
In a press release on Friday, March 17, RiverView Health announced RiverView Memory Care will be closing and that “resident transition teams” are working with residents’ families to relocate the 17 residents.
RiverView Health responded to requests for comment by referring the Grand Forks Herald to LeadingAge Minnesota, a statewide organization of senior care providers, of which RiverView Memory Care is a member. LeadingAge Minnesota President and CEO Kari Thurlow said she could speak to the broader context of nursing home closures, but not to specifics of RiverView Memory Care. Further requests for comment to RiverView Health were not returned before this report published.