AARP lauds Florida for protecting nursing home residents

Nursing home and long-term care center residents account for about 40% – more than 7,000 – of the 17,861 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Florida, but the nation’s largest senior advocacy group says the state is performing well in protecting nursing home residents.

According to a recently released report by AARP, Florida’s 694 nursing homes and long-term care centers reported an average of two active COVID-19 cases for every 100 residents, better than the nationwide average of 2.8 active cases per 100 residents during a four-week span ending Oct. 18.

There were 4.5 active cases per 100 residents at Florida nursing homes and
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