Nursing Homes Across the Country Report Financial Struggles During Pandemic
There are currently 34 active COVID-19 outbreaks at skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) across San Diego County.
Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, said from March 25 to Aug. 18, there were hundreds of cases reported at SNFs.
“We have 86 skilled nursing facilities throughout the County of San Diego. In total, there have been 788 residents, and 515 staff members with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 and this includes 153 deaths,” she said Wednesday.
It’s a trend across the country, and as the nation deals with the pandemic, SNFs are reporting financial hardships.
A recent survey by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living of 463 nursing home providers across the nation revealed that many say they’re facing a financial crisis.
More than 55% reported operating at a loss, while 72% said they won’t be able to sustain operations for another year at the current pace.