This article examines the COVID-19 preparedness of fifty-six nursing homes across the United States.
- 56 of 942 nursing homes surveyed responded to this survey
- The greatest preparedness concerns of the 56 nursing homes in this study were: lack of supplies (43%), staff shortages (34%), and resident health and safety (14%).
- The financial burden of the pandemic on nursing homes is immense. Increased cost of supplies has led to inadequate supply of PPE and staff shortages have resulted in increased overtime.
Quigley DD, Dick A, Agarwal M, et al. COVID ‐19 Preparedness in Nursing Homes in the Midst of the Pandemic. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Published online April 28, 2020. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16520
Summary authored by Daniel Chimitt with edits by Jennifer Carnahan, MD, MPH, MA