by James C. Sherlock
I update here the continuing scandals in Virginia nursing home understaffing and COVID-19 testing.
In a quarterly update, the percentage of understaffed nursing homes and the Virginia’s relative standing among the states and D.C. in that statistic every quarter are posted on Medicare Nursing Home Compare. Here are the data from 03/30/2020:
- Fifty-one percent of Virginia nursing homes are understaffed (below average or much below average).
- Virginia ranks 45th worst of 51 among states and D.C. in percentage of nursing homes understaffed.
- Forty-two Virginia nursing homes are rated one star (much below average)
I will update Virginia COVID-19 testing data weekly.
- Virginia testing per million persons ranks 50th of 51 among states and D.C. (Only Kentucky is worse). Source covidtracking.com uses only official state government data and is updated daily. This ranking is from 04/24/2020