Efforts to Protect Nursing Home Residents from COVID-19 Also May Have Negatively Affected Some Residents

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Efforts to Protect Nursing Home Residents from COVID-19 Also May Have Negatively Affected Some Residents

Efforts to Protect Nursing Home Residents from COVID-19 Also May Have Negatively Affected Some Residents

At the onset of the pandemic, steps were taken to protect elderly residents living in nursing homes from the spread of COVID-19. This included, for example, limiting visitors and isolating some residents. But these steps may have had unintended negative consequences on their mental and physical health. We find out more from GAO's John Dicken.