New AAARP analysis shows from December 21 to January 17, the rate of coronavirus cases per 100 Michigan nursing home residents declined from 11.0 to 6.1 among residents and 10.6 to 5.9 among staff. Resident death rates dipped slightly, from 2.17 to 2.12 deaths for every 100 people living in a nursing home.
Gov. Gretchen Whtimer and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan's chief medical executive, answered a wide range of questions from call participants about the coronavirus vaccination process in the state.
New AARP analysis shows nursing homes are in crisis; over 60% report at least one resident case and nearly 90% report at least one staff case in the most recent four-week period
The pandemic has underscored chronic issues such as staffing shortages, low wages for caregivers, and inadequate supplies of personal protective equipment.
Nursing homes in Michigan — where one in three COVID-19 deaths have occurred — began getting staff and residents vaccinated this week through the state's partnership with CVS and Walgreens chain pharmacies.
AARP MI Special Report shows COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Continued to Rise in Michigan Nursing Homes around Thanksgiving
State and federal officials have urged nursing home and long-term care residents to "exercise extreme caution" during the holiday season.
Michigan Nursing Home COVID Cases and Deaths Rising, Many Facilities Still Lack Adequate PPE and Staff
Latest update of the AARP Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard finds Michigan’s nursing homes continue to face concerning trends,
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