Nursing Homes Among ‘Safest Places’ for Seniors Following 98% Drop in COVID Cases: NIC
U.S. nursing homes are one of the “safest places to be” for seniors, with new data revealing COVID-19 cases at skilled nursing facilities have declined 98% since December and have accounted for just 0.3% of all U.S. cases since mid-May.
That’s according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, which, in a blog posted Tuesday, detailed the progress made at nursing homes since vaccinations at facilities began in late December.
New nursing home fatalities accounted for about 74% of all COVID-related deaths among U.S. seniors during December, according to federal data. That figure has since dropped to 28% as of April, according to the organization.