Impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on Georgia’s nursing homes. This deadly virus has not only taken a physical and emotional toll on residents and their caregivers, but also created an economic crisis for long term care communities.
Nursing homes were able to remain operational in 2020 thanks to relief funding provided by the federal government through the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. In order to continue to remain viable to meet the care needs of residents, they need the state to provide emergency relief funding to address increased costs and revenue loss in 2021 and beyond.