Beds are empty and staffers being cut at the city’s nursing homes, where thousands have died of the coronavirus.
At the Hebrew Home in Riverdale, where more than 100 residents died during the height of the pandemic, there are not enough residents to fill the rooms and 56 workers have been laid off, insiders told The Post.
“Several units have been closed because so many residents passed away during the height of COVID,” said an insider at the 751-bed, 1,200-employee home, the largest non-profit facility in the state.
A spokeswoman blamed the decline in patients on a drop in elective surgeries, resulting in fewer people coming from hospitals to the home to recover.
With empty beds, short-term rehab patients “are cared for in private rooms, and receive services and meals in expanded common areas which permit social distancing,” said spokeswoman Wendy Steinberg.
A total of 124 people died of all