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Meeting the Challenges Presented by COVID-19: Nursing Homes

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for nursing homes. These challenges include procuring critical supplies, testing residents and staff, isolating high numbers of contagious residents, caring for those afflicted, and protecting staff on a scale never before experienced in this country. This nationwide, two-part study on nursing homes will examine how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected nursing homes. The first part will describe the characteristics of the nursing homes that were hardest hit by the pandemic (i.e. homes with high numbers of residents who had COVID-19 or had died). The second part will describe the strategies nursing homes have used to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on their residents and staff in the face of these unique circumstances.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
June 2020 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Meeting the Challenges Presented by COVID-19: Nursing Homes Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-02-20-00490 2021