“The Future of Nursing Homes in the Post-COVID-19 Era,” by Robert Mauterstock, The Street
“What have we learned from Kirkland and nursing homes around the country?
– Nursing homes are very vulnerable to people bringing in the virus from the outside
– Nursing home residents are the most vulnerable population for COVID-19
– Nursing home residents are easy targets for the fast spread of the virus
– The death rate is very high among the elderly population. (According to the CDC, 8 out of 10 deaths reported in the U.S. are people over age 65)”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
More about the Medicaid nursing home trap/tragedy.