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Guest Opinion - Quality long-term care at risk in rural Iowa



By Scott Kessler

Administrator, Lakeside Lutheran Nursing Home and Grace Estates Assisted Living, Emmetsburg


In 2022, 19 nursing homes closed in Iowa due to many different factors affecting operations. On Feb. 1, 2023, another four nursing homes went into receivership, and a fifth announced its closure on Feb. 8. Most of these closures are in rural Iowa locations.

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