NewsHealth / May 22, 2020

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

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.

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