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‘Crippling’ Staff Shortages Push Nursing Home Chain Into Bankruptcy

  • Senior care facilities hard hit during the Covid pandemic
  • Death of co-founder played role in the collapse: court filing

Staffing shortages helped push an Iowa chain of nursing homes into bankruptcy as health-care providers continue to struggle with pandemic pressures. 

QHC Facilities LLC filed for bankruptcy last week, citing “crippling staffing and employee retention issues” in a court filing. The Clive, Iowa-based company operates eight skilled nursing facilities and two assisted living homes with a total of about 750 beds in the state and 300 workers.