New York State's Older Adults in Assisted Living Facilities Need All of US to Help Them Avoid the Coronavirus [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "There are 50,308 beds in licensed assisted living facilities and 114,988 certified nursing home beds (with 90% average occupancy) in New York State. Yet, assisted living facilities receive disproportionately less media coverage and policy attention than nursing homes with respect to coronavirus risks and consequences for older adults. Recent deaths in a Florida assisted living facility demonstrate that we need to be paying much more attention to coronavirus risks in these facilities. [...] Older adults in communal living environments such as assisted living facilities are especially vulnerable to coronavirus because infection can spread easily in these settings. To protect vulnerable individuals in these environments, ensuring that individuals, institutions, and policymakers take steps to prevent direct and indirect exposures for residents is of extreme importance."
Lerner Center Data Slice No. 14
Syracuse University. Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
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