“Key Questions About the Impact of Coronavirus on Long-Term Care Facilities Over Time,” by Priya Chidambaram, Kaiser Family Foundation
“Long-term care (LTC) facilities have experienced a disproportionate share of deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. The most recently available data show long-term care facilities making up 8% of all coronavirus cases, but more than 40% of all COVID-19 deaths. This analysis evaluates trends of long-term care cases and deaths between April and August 2020 to evaluate where and when the pandemic has hit long-term care facilities the hardest, how the share of cases and deaths attributed to long-term care facilities has changed over time, and whether states continue to report new cases and deaths in these facilities at the same rate now as they did back in April. Key findings from our analysis include:”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Click through to find these surprising results. Covid-19 impact on LTC facilities, and the people in them, is a big, scary and quickly changing target.