Tracking COVID-19 cases, deaths in Michigan long term care facilities, nursing homes

Michigan COVID data for long term care as of Nov. 2, 2020.
Michigan COVID data for long term care as of Nov. 2, 2020. (WDIV)

Here we are tracking the state of Michigan’s COVID-19 data for nursing homes, also referred to as long term care facilities.

11/2 note from MDHHS: In an effort to more closely align with federal data collection efforts, the Michigan Department of Health and Human services (MDHHS) is changing its nursing facility reporting from daily to weekly on Michigan.gov/Coronavirus. In addition to the shift to weekly reporting, MDHHS will be publishing additional data fields as well as expanding public reporting to include Adult Foster Care and Home for the Aged facilities with bed capacity of 13 or greater, about 900 additional facilities.

As of January 5, the data below represents a cumulative total of confirmed COVID-19 resident cases, cumulative total of suspected and confirmed resident deaths, cumulative total of confirmed COVID-19 staff cases, and cumulative total of suspected and confirmed staff deaths reported by long-term care facilities in Michigan since January 1, 2020. Case numbers are provisional and may change as facilities correct or add data. The cumulative data under the new reporting system includes cases from January 1, 2020 through January 5, 2021. (To view a county-by-county facility breakdown, click here)

Data is updated on Monday.

Skilled Nursing Facilities are facilities licensed to provide organized nursing care and medical treatment to 7 or more unrelated individuals suffering or recovering from illness, injury, or infirmity. This data set includes all licensed nursing facilities with the exception of hospice residences licensed as nursing homes.

Adult Foster Care Facilities and Homes for the Aged provide care to persons not needing the 24 hour nursing care found in nursing facilities, yet need monitoring and assistance with activities of daily living.

  • Adult Foster Care (AFC) homes are residential settings that provide 24-hour personal care, protection, and supervision for individuals who are developmentally disabled, mentally ill, physically handicapped or aged who cannot live alone but who do not need continuous nursing care. This data set includes all AFCs licensed to care for 13 or more individuals.
  • A Home for the Aged (HFA) provides 24 hour room, board, and supervised personal care to unrelated individuals 55 years of age or older. This data set includes all licensed HFAs.

Note: Some facilities have dedicated space to appropriately isolate and care for residents with COVID-19 and they may also be accepting individuals with COVID-19 that require nursing facility type care from the hospital. Additionally, some facilities are actively performing regular testing on all staff and residents, so counts may fluctuate as pending results become available.

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