STAT May 24, 2024
Julie K. Taitsman, Nancy Harrison

About one-third of Americans who reach age 65 will need nursing home care in their lifetimes — which can be a daunting thought if you recall the suffering of residents as the Covid-19 pandemic exposed long-standing problems in nursing homes.

These problems did not fade away with the end of the public health emergency, and nursing home residents continue to be disproportionately affected by Covid-19.

Meaningful change to keep nursing home residents safe requires broad collaboration with partners and stakeholders across government, the nursing home sector, and the broader health care industry. The underlying problems in nursing homes must be addressed because they set the stage for the tragedies that occurred during the pandemic. Everyone who enters a nursing home,...

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Topics: Govt Agencies, Healthcare System, Patient / Consumer, Post-Acute Care, Provider, Public Health / COVID
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