INDIANAPOLIS-- AARP has launched its own nursing home dashboard to see how Indiana compares to other states when it comes to COVID-19.
The pandemic has killed more than 106,000 residents and staff nationwide at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
The dashboard looks at five categories of impact including the rate of nursing home deaths per 100 deaths, the rate of nursing home cases per 100 residents, staffing shortages, PPE, and infections among staff.
Indiana ranks 7th worst in the country, for example, in the rate of nursing home deaths per 100 deaths.
AARP Indiana State Director Sarah Waddle says that needs to change.
"In Indiana, more than 50% of the deaths are happening in long term care facilities which is higher than the national average of 40% so there is always room for improvement there,” said Waddle. “While the state dashboard gives us specific data to Indiana, this gives us a better idea of how we are comparing across the country and where the voids and where we need to look to do better.”
You can look at AARP’s dashboard here.