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Minnesota nursing homes facing crisis

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By Marisa Helms

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - Gone is the era when most recently retired folks lived out their declining years in nursing homes. These days, many older Minnesotans remain at home until the end of their lives.

When senior citizens do head to a nursing home, they often need acute, short-term care, with the vast majority staying just days or weeks, not years.

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