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Perspectives of nursing home administrators in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic

Gadbois, E. A., Brazier, J. F., Meehan, A., Rafat, A., Rahman, M., Grabowski, D. C., Shield, R.

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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

Researchers conducted a series of interviews with administrators from 40 different nursing homes across the US between July 2020 and December 2021 to better understand their experiences amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Interviewees described the adverse effects of the pandemic on the physical and mental health of the residents in their facilities as restrictions around visitation, socializing, and communal dining created isolating, inactive conditions. Administrators also expressed concerns for the longevity of the nursing home industry in the wake of the pandemic and resulting reductions in revenue and pervasive negative perceptions of nursing homes in the media.

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Improve Data Infrastructure

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Nursing Home Administrators

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Long-term Care Facility

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