This HND piece examines the history and current state of nursing homes, and gives a possible explanation for the appallingly high rate of COVID-19 deaths that are occurring in these facilities. Of course, there are vast disparities in this fatality rate state-to-state with the worst offender—by far—being the state of New York.
We look at how Medicare defines the term "nursing home," and link to its handy tool that rates every such facility in the country. Then we segue into a searing attack on how these places are run, from a longtime advocate for change in the industry.
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