‘Already In Crisis:’ Report Says Medicaid Funding Shortfalls Causing Nursing Homes To Close

Saturday, May 4, 2019 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

Featured image: The LeRoy Manor and Liberty Village nursing home in the 3,500-population McLean County city of LeRoy is one of 20 state-licensed nursing homes that have closed due to the state’s poor Medicaid reimbursement rates since 2014. | Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Since March 2014, 20 state-licensed skilled-care nursing homes have closed for financial reasons, while many of those continuing to serve the state’s neediest elderly populations face staffing shortages and operating deficits caused by diminishing state government investment.

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