“Coronavirus or no, why do we have so many people in nursing homes?,” by Rebekah Diller and Leslie Salzman, New York Daily News
“Despite a growing acknowledgment that home and community-based services are preferable to institutional care, public policies and funding have not been sufficient to realize that goal. As a result, the U.S. has more than 1.3 million adults living in nursing homes, with many more living in long-term institutional settings for persons with psychiatric, intellectual and developmental disabilities. They all face unprecedented risks right now.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
We’ll publish our own answer to the same question posed in this article soon.