Published time: 27 May 2020
Authors: Rachel M. Werner, Allison K. Hoffman, Norma B. Coe
Keywords: Geriatrics, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Viral Infections, Medical Practice
Nursing homes have been caught in the crosshairs of the coronavirus pandemic. As of early May 2020, Covid-19 had claimed the lives of more than 28,000 nursing home residents and staff in the United States.1 But U.S. nursing homes were unstable even before Covid-19 hit. They were like tinderboxes, ready to go up in flames with just a spark. The tragedy unfolding in nursing homes is the result of decades of neglect of long-term care policy.
Long-Term Care Policy after Covid-19 ÔÇö Solving the Nursing Home Crisis