In a McKnight’s Long-Term Care News  survey published on March 30, 2020, more than 77% of the nation’s nursing homes say they are both underequipped and understaffed during the coronavirus pandemic. The findings come as groups of struggling U.S. nursing homes, including several in Illinois, begin their battle with the potentially deadly virus.

The survey found:

  • More than 77% of respondents said their facilities were experiencing personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages.