Nursing Home Care

Stronger Relationships Between Nursing Homes and Health Systems Can Enhance Patient Care

In a new editorial in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Kathleen Unroe, M.D., MHA, a geriatrician, is advocating for stronger relationships between health systems and nursing homes to provide better care for patients in times of crisis and during day-to-day operations.

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated nursing homes. Nursing home residents account for around 25 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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