February AARP Analysis Shows Devastating Impact of the Omicron Variant in Virginia Nursing Homes as Surge Peak Drove Cases to Highest Rate Since June 2020
Here in Virginia, staff cases spiked dramatically from a rate of 1.23 per 100 residents in December to 18.6 in January, the highest since the pandemic began. Resident cases increased nearly 10-fold from a rate of 1.49 to 14.4 per 100 residents during this same period, also the highest since the pandemic began. Nursing home resident deaths from COVID-19 more than doubled from a rate of .15 in December to .37 per 100 residents in January.
Senator Petersen’s Bill to Lower Medicine Costs Supported by Wide Majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents
AARP Virginia today released the following statement from State Advocacy Director Natalie Snider after Senate Bill 376 was referred to the Senate Commerce & Labor committee for consideration.
Virginia’s General Assembly is in session, and AARP Virginia is urging lawmakers to protect vulnerable people and their families by addressing long-standing and well-known problems in the nursing home industry.
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