Minnesota: Upcoming closure of Erskine, Minnesota, nursing home was a ‘big shock’ for community

April 23, 2023

ERSKINE, Minn. – The closing of the nursing home in Erskine Minnesota, affects multiple generations of one northwestern Minnesota family.

With her mother living at Pioneer Memorial Care Center and her daughter working there, Edna Kaupang of Winger, Minnesota, has seen firsthand how both residents and staff have been affected by the news of the nursing home closing.

On Thursday, April 13, residents and staff at Pioneer Memorial Care Center were notified that the organization will be closing its skilled nursing facility on June 12. A statement from Pioneer Memorial Care Center attributed the closing to staffing and financial problems.

At present, the 44-bed skilled nursing facility has 29 residents. It has been open in Erskine, a town of around 400 people, since 1951.

Read the full story from the Grand Folks Herald here.