Why the coronavirus has taken so many lives in US nursing homes

Three systemic failures that explain the coronavirus’s terrible toll in US nursing #carehomes

By Dylan Scott on June 3, 2020 3:30 pm

The novel coronavirus has taken an unimaginable toll in America’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities. At least 25,000 residents and 400 staff members have died in the pandemic, according to new federal estimates.

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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