Public Opinion of Nursing Homes Takes COVID-19 Hit, But Most Think Government Didn’t Do Enough | Skilled Nursing News

Public Opinion of Nursing Homes Takes COVID-19 Hit, But Most Think Government Didn’t Do Enough | Skilled Nursing News

Two months of stories about COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes have taken a toll on the public’s opinion of the industry, a new poll commissioned by SNN found — but the vast majority of people believe that the government has not done enough to support the facilities during the pandemic.

Only 3% of people have a higher opinion of U.S. nursing homes in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a poll SNN conducted in conjunction with the Pittsburgh-based survey and consumer intelligence firm CivicScience.

More than half, or 54%, of respondents said they had a worse opinion, while 43% reported no change in their perception of the industry.  Full article

By Alex Spanko | May 28, 2020; Skilled Nursing News

 

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