im at the nation’s
2.1 million residents
who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and the 3 million workers who care for them.
compiled a list of 25 ways that COVID-19 has had an impact on the nation’s nursing homes, by consulting news reports, trade and industry guidelines, scientific studies, and orders issued by state and federal governments.
Elderly and frail long-term care residents are disproportionately falling sick and dying. Many have pre-existing conditions—including as many as two-thirds of people age 70 or older—that make them particularly vulnerable. But too many have fallen needlessly sick, victims of neglect and greed by nursing home operators who have fallen far short in their care and compassion. And too many have died as the result of poor state and federal policy that could have protected them.
At a soldiers’ home in Massachusetts, veterans who survived Omaha Beach on D-Day and