“The Nursing Home Vulnerabilities That Led to Disaster,” by Emily Gurnon, Next Avenue
“The pandemic has exacerbated and raised awareness about the poor conditions in many nursing homes nationwide. But those conditions existed before COVID-19 hit the U.S., and they are likely to continue unless changes are made, experts say. … What set nursing homes up to fail so dramatically during the pandemic? Experts point to five main factors.”
LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:
All five of those factors play a role, but note this. Nothing in this article, nor in most of the professional analysis of this subject, explains how these five factors came to be and what would have to happen in public policy before they can change. For that you need to read Medicaid and Long-Term Care.