Minnesota’s long-term care providers are calling on Governor Walz and state lawmakers to act quickly to address a critical workforce shortage. LeadingAge Minnesota’s Gayle Kvenvold says there are currently about 23,000 open direct care positions in our nursing homes and assisted living

“In August alone, we lost nearly 2,000 more workers than we were able to recruit, basically, that boils down to losing 1.5 workers for everyone that we can recruit.”

Governor Walz and state lawmakers have so far been unable to reach an agreement on aid for frontline workers to be allocated in a special session.