Rural Iowa Communities See Majority Of Last Year's Nursing Home Closures

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(Waukon, IA) -- The majority of nursing homes closed over the last year in Iowa are from rural communities.

According to the Iowa Health Association, 13 of the 15 nursing homes to close in 2022 were in rural areas.

Facility owners say the closures stem from a shortage of workers such as nurses, nursing assistants, and kitchen staff.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says 129 nursing homes closed nationally last year.

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