Nebraska Loses Several Nursing Homes in 2021, Reimbursement Not Sustainable

January 2, 2022

With multiple nursing homes set to close in rural Nebraskan cities, one in Arapahoe and one in Ravenna, long-term care facilities in the state face an uncertain future as revenue loss and rising labor costs continue to set a difficult path ahead for operators.

Since starting her new role as president and CEO of the Nebraska Health Care Association on Nov. 10, Jalene Carpenter has seen three skilled nursing facilities close across the state and at least six facilities close or partially close in 2021.

While proposals to improve reimbursement rates for nursing homes in the state have been announced to help with staffing challenges, it may not be enough given that statewide Nebraska is reportedly down about 10% of its pre-pandemic staffing for long-term care and assisted living facilities.

Read the full story from Skilled Nursing News here.