Why is COVID-19 more deadly to nursing home residents?

Z. Su, D. McDonnell, Y. Li

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Abstract

COVID-19 is deadly to older adults, with research showing that being older and having underlying chronic diseases are significant risk factors for COVID-19 related deaths. However, though similarities exist between both nursing home residents and older community-dwelling people, nursing home residents are substantially more vulnerable to COVID-19. A closer review of both demographic groups provides clarity concerning the difference within the context of COVID-19. Therefore, to address the research gap, drawing insights from Maslow's hierarchy of needs model, this article aims to examine similarities and differences in COVID-19 risk factors experienced by nursing home residents and community-dwelling older people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-547
Number of pages5
JournalQJM
Volume114
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2021

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