Pandemic Strains Nursing Homes Across Country
Long-term care facilities and nursing homes have been financially strained by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a survey by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living released this week found.
Many facilities and homes were already facing financial headwinds prior to the start of the pandemic. But the quick spread of COVID-19, the thousands of deaths of nursing home residents and a lack of adequate funding have made for a toxic combination.
The survey found two-thirds of nursing home providers will not be able to go forward another year at their current operating pace.