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SD Focus: The Uncertain Future of Nursing Homes

Season 28 Episode 1 | 29m 04s

Low funding, high costs, and staffing challenges are forcing rural nursing homes to close. In Clear Lake, the Deuel County Good Samaritan Society closed, displacing dozens of residence and forcing staff to find work. Meanwhile, the Walworth County Care Center in Selby managed to stay afloat. Hear from families and industry leaders about the challenging future facing elder care in South Dakota.

Aired: 09/28/22
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Stories of how SD high school graduates decide what's next.
Current foster families and former foster children share their stories.
The overlap between child trauma research and juvenile justice policy approaches in SD.
Better pay and expanding the pipeline are potential solutions to the teacher shortage.
The child care crisis continues, and some are looking to lawmakers for solutions.
The earliest years of a child's life can have lifelong impacts on learning.
How support for children has evolved in 50 years, and where we have room to grow.
Limited access to child care has an impact on the state's workforce shortage.
An overview on the challenges of accessing prenatal healthcare.
Learn the health impacts of isolation and how to support the young people in your life.