SAVING SWEET: A LONG-TERM GOAL

 

February 7, 2024



The nursing home industry is in trouble, especially rural nursing homes that have managed to not succumb to the struggles of the last 3 ½ years. In 2022, 12 nursing homes in Montana closed; one of those was just down the road from us, in Malta.

Rural nursing homes made up 31% percent of all nursing home closures since 2020, according to American Health Care Association data. That rate peaked in 2022, with 37% of that year’s closures involving rural providers, even though 13.5% of the nation’s roughly 15,000 nursing homes are considered rural, according to the Office of Management and...



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