Report: Hundreds waiting for nursing home beds

February 14, 2023

BOSTON — Hundreds of patients in Massachusetts are waiting for placement in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities amid a backlog of discharges, according to a new report.

The Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association’s report, which surveyed 37 hospitals, found that there were at least 891 patients awaiting discharge to long-term care facilities or services in January, more than half of whom were waiting for beds in a skilled nursing facility.

Nearly 400 of the patients were in the Metro Boston area, according to the report, with about 130 in the northeast corner of the state.

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