How COVID-19 was able to kill our most vulnerable in Long-Term Care Facilities
As of August 12, 2021, more than 130,000 people have died from COVID-19 in U.S. Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs — which include Nursing Homes, Assisted Care Living Centers, Hospices, etc. — per reporting from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). At one point, with 1.7 million beds in LTCFs, the death rate was 7.8%, compared to the overall U.S. population death rate of .18%. That is 43 times higher in an LTCF than in the general public.