NewsHealth / May 22, 2020

Owner Of Long-Term Care Facilities Commissions Independent Review

Owner Of Long-Term Care Facilities Commissions Independent Review

FILE- In this May 13, 2020 file photo, test swabs and specimen tubes sit on a table at a COVID-19 testing site.

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

The owner of more than 80 long-term care facilities across Indiana will commission an independent review of its operations.

American Senior Communities runs the facilities for Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Those groups announced this week that 246 of their residents have died of COVID-19. That’s one-third of the state’s total deaths in long-term care facilities.

The Health & Hospital Corporation Board of Trustees said in a statement that the review will help them provide objective recommendations to address residents’ future needs.

Both organizations also said in a press release that all of their Marion County residents have been tested for COVID-19.

At WFYI, our goal is to cover stories that matter to you. Our reporting is rooted in facts. It considers all perspectives and is available to everyone. We don't have paywalls, but we do need support. So if unbiased, trusted journalism is important to you, please join us. Donate now.

 

 

Related News

Updates On COVID-19 In Indiana: Health Department Adds 836 Cases, 14 Deaths To State's Totals
Coronavirus Wastewater Testing 'An Extremely Valuable Tool' In Predicting Outbreak
Insurer Anthem's 2Q Profit Swells, Helped By Drop In Claims