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Coronavirus / COVID-19

Pandemic’s nursing home toll is death, infections — and increased depression, unplanned weight loss and incontinence, researchers say

The pandemic’s severe impact on nursing home residents goes beyond cases of infection and deaths. A new study published by the Journal of the American Medicare Directors Association has found that residents’ well-being severely worsened by several measures, including a higher prevalence of depression and unplanned weight loss, which were hastened by the implementation of nationwide visitor and communal activity restrictions.

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