Nursing homes seek raises
ST. PAUL - John Boughton's nursing home cannot compete when it comes to hiring nurses.
For instance, his Kenyon Sunset Home paid one nurse $15 an hour less than she could earn in the nearby Twin Cities, and the Kenyon nursing home's health care coverage was far inferior, he told a House health committee Wednesday. This week, he started to offer a $2,000 signing bonus to replace the nurse, who quit after one day on the job.
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