Vermont Business Magazine Vermont is 19th lowest in mortality rate from COVID-19 in nursing homes in the US, according to AARP. Three New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts) have even lower rates. Midwest and Upper Midwest states have the highest death rates. Vermont otherwise has the fewest deaths from COVID-19 overall in the nation and the fewest total cases.
In most of the metrics provided by AARP, Vermont was also better than the US average in total nursing home resident and staff cases and total staffing, but worse for having a one-week supply of PPE (see tables below).
The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the nation, killing more than 136,000 residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The AARP Public Policy Institute, in collaboration with the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Ohio, created the AARP Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard to provide four-week snapshots of the virus’ infiltration into nursing homes and impact on nursing home residents and staff, with the goal of identifying specific areas of concern at the national and state levels in a timely manner.
This dashboard (see Vermont specific information below) looks at five categories of impact and will be updated every month to track trends over time.
Source: AARP 1.14.2021; Vermont Department of Health 1.12.2021 https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/health-care-professionals/long-te...