Senator Jensen Statement on Owatonna and Faribault Nursing Homes

SAINT PAUL, MN – It was announced today that two nursing homes, Faribault Care Center and Owatonna Care Center, were placed in the care of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) through a court-ordered receivership. The two care centers are owned and managed by national companies facing significant financial difficulties. MDH discovered the concerning financial situation last week and acted quickly to assume emergency control of the nursing homes.

MDH used its emergency powers to assume control to ensure there is a continuation of services that will not sacrifice quality or safety of any residents of the facility. This process, known as receivership, will stabilize the facilities’ operations to make sure that employees are paid and patients receive quality care.

State Senator Vicki Jensen (DFL-Owatonna) released the following statement praising the quick action of the state:

“I thank the Department of Health for wasting no time stepping in to protect the residents, families and employees affected by this. This is an anxious time for all of the Faribault and Owatonna residents, but everyone affected can be comforted by the actions of MDH. If anyone has further questions about that this may mean for their families or jobs, I encourage them to contact my office.”

For questions on this or any other legislation, please contact Senator Jensen at 651-296-9457 or at vickij@senate.mn.

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Vicki Jensen represents District 24 in southeastern Minnesota. She is the vice chair of the Commerce Committee.

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