Title

Nursing Homes, the Pandemic, and Caring Enough

UMMS Affiliation

Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Publication Date

2020-07-14

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Geriatrics | Health Services Administration | Infectious Disease | Preventive Medicine | Virus Diseases

Abstract

As COVID-19 curves plateau and fall, the full extent of the tragedy occurring in our nation’s 15,000 nursing homes is being revealed. In many areas of the country, nursing homes (often referred to as “long-term care facilities”) have struggled against nearly insurmountable odds, with reduced staffing levels due to illness, inadequate testing and personal protective equipment (PPE), and mounting morbidity and mortality.

Keywords

COVID-19, pandemic, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, challenges, recommendations

DOI of Published Version

10.1007/s11606-020-06022-7

Source

Gurwitz JH, Bonner A. Nursing Homes, the Pandemic, and Caring Enough. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jul 14:1–3. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06022-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32666484; PMCID: PMC7359917. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of general internal medicine

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32666484

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