COVID-19 in Nursing Homes: How Could We Let This Happen?

By Aleksandra Srdanovic — June 18, 2020

In this paper, The New Center explains how and why America allowed its most vulnerable people to be exposed to this deadly virus and proposes ideas for how we can ensure a tragedy like this never happens again.

Numbers At-A-Glance

  • Over 40 percent

    of all those who have died in the U.S. from COVID-19 have been residents or workers in nursing homes or long-term care facilities.

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    regulate the nursing home industry in conjunction with state survey agencies that ensure nursing homes comply with federal regulations.

  • 83.5% of nursing home residents

    were aged 64 or over

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