“COVID-19-caused kidney injuries heighten demand for dialysis”


COVID-19-caused kidney injuries heighten demand for dialysis,” by Alicia Lasek, McKnight’s LTC News


“A large number of coronavirus patients are suffering kidney damage, contributing to a growing need for onsite dialysis in eldercare facilities, according to experts.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):

Another story said Study Suggests Delirium, Agitation May Follow COVID-19 Infection. Complications are piling up with regard to Covid-19 treatment in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. New York first required nursing homes to take virus patients, then prohibited them when so many sickened and died. As normality returns in other aspects of life for younger people who are safer from the disease, the Covid-19 long-term care story will linger much longer impacting the old and infirm indefinitely.