Elderly care facilities face downsizing, closure if workforce challenges unmet

February 27, 2023

For Jill Foertsch, administrator at St. Gerard’s Community of Care, which operates a 33-bed long-term care facility and an 11-bed independent living unit in Hankinson, the costs just keep piling up.

Before the pandemic, Foertsch rarely contracted traveling registered nurses, licensed practical nurses or certified nursing assistants. Significant drops in staffing during the outbreak made it a necessity.

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