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COVID-19: Alzheimer's Association Pleads for Additional Assistance

The organization is concerned asOhio's nursing home crisis grows

On May 21, 2020, the Alzheimer’s Association called for greater attention to the needs of nursing home and assisted living facility staff and residents as deaths related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) climb in those settings.

The association has created a set of public policy recommendations to address the burgeoning needs of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the areas of COVID- 19 testing, reporting and surge activation.

According to some estimates, more than 27,000 residents and workers nationwide have died from COVID-19 at nursing homes and other long-term care communities.

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