Study shows racial differences in COVID-19 nursing home deaths

Racial disparities are glaringly obvious when examining COVID-19 caseloads, hospitalizations and deaths. A new study in JAMA Open looks at how these inequalities in the general population may also be associated with differences in mortality among nursing home residents with a COVID-19 infection. In a cross-sectional study of 13,312 U.S. nursing homes, University of Chicago […]

New York AG finds COVID-19 nursing home deaths vastly underreported

Deaths among nursing home residents in New York state have been underreported by as much as 50%, according to a new report from New York State Attorney General Letitia James. James has been investigating nursing homes’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic since March following allegations of patient neglect and other concerning conduct that may have […]

Does care suffer as private equity firms buy struggling nursing homes?

Private equity firms are in the business of making money. On the surface, there is nothing wrong with that. However, a disturbing story in The Washington Post alleges that when private equity is involved in the buying and selling of nursing homes, things are often worse than they seem. The story, by reporters Rebecca Tan […]

As nursing home death and infection rates rise, how is isolation affecting seniors?

As the U.S. enters what experts predict may be the most severe months yet of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of infections and deaths among residents and workers in nursing homes is rapidly rising. Much of the nation is experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, and perhaps no situation is more concerning than that of […]

Reporter takes readers inside a nursing home’s effort to fight COVID-19

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes throughout California were preparing for a wave of cases. Older adults, particularly those who are frail or have multiple chronic conditions, are among those at the highest risk of developing COVID-19 and dying from the complications. The New York Times reports that, as of Nov. 27, […]