Nursing Homes News: COVID-19 Cases Decline, Occupancy Ticks up Slightly, Staffing Concerns Continue

On March 30, 2021, the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), issued a new report showing a 96% decline in new COVID-19 cases in nursing homes between the disease’s peak in December 20, 2020 through March 7, 2021. Correspondingly, there has been a 91% decline in COVID-related deaths during the same time period. The reported rate of decline in nursing homes is significant, especially compared to the general population, which only saw a 72% decline in COVID