CMS Study Shows Astonishing Disparity Between COVID Cases in Nursing Homes vs Communities

Posted Saturday, August 28, 2021

CMS recently published a study that indicates another reason why aging in place could be the safest option for seniors.  According to the study, nursing home residents represent 2% of Medicare patients yet they account for 22% of COVID cases of that population.

“Nursing home residents were 14 times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 compared to beneficiaries in the community,” the analysis read, offering a caveat. “It is unclear what impact the lack of widespread testing early in the pandemic may have had on these case rates.”

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