Studies Warn COVID-19 Imperils Nursing Homes Unable To Meet Rising Costs

January 30, 2021

The increasingly higher costs associated with providing care at nursing homes during the pandemic could force some facilities to go out business, studies say, leaving families with fewer choices about how to care for their loved ones.

Skilled nursing facilities have been some of the areas hardest hit by the virus, with new cases continuing to increase within their populations even as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccination shots continue to be doled out.


Recent studies from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living show that some nursing homes may not be able to operate for much longer without federal funding.

According to the studies, about 65 percent of long-term care facilities across the country say they may have to close within the next year without financial support from the federal government.

Read the full article from The San Diego Union-Tribune.