Through a grant from NIC, NORC at the University of Chicago conducted a research study on COVID-19’s mortality impact on residents of senior housing and skilled nursing properties.
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Initial research shed light on COVID-19 mortality rates among seniors prior to vaccine availability, both in congregate settings and in surrounding communities. Research showed mortality rates increased by complexity of care, but, in lower acuity settings such as independent living communities, were comparable to surrounding populations. Read highlights of the research.
The second phase of the research study considered health status, demographic characteristics, health care usage, and geographic location of older adults to allow comparisons of comparable older adults regardless of where they lived. Excess mortality rates were strongly reduced in all senior housing settings after vaccines became available.
The study was conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC), through a grant from NIC, in support of the NIC mission to improve access and choice in seniors housing and care through transparency.
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