Nursing homes are in a financial crisis due to the effects of the economic distress created by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). According to the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the pandemic has increased operating costs for most nursing homes at the same time that revenues have dropped. The financial impacts of the pandemic crisis on nursing homes are many. Some of the specific issues include the following: Supplies for COVID-19-related personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection control increase facility costs. In senior living communities without a COVID-19 positive . . .
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