Long Term Care Data

The information below represents COVID-19 data reported directly to MDHHS by licensed and operating Skilled Nursing, Home for the Aged and Adult Foster Care facilities (licensed to serve 13 or more individuals) in Michigan from January 1, 2020 through June 15, 2021. All long-term care facilities additionally have an obligation to report COVID-positive residents and/or staff to their Local Health Department. Ensuring accurate and timely reporting by those facilities subject to MDHHS reporting requirements is a priority for the State of Michigan. The data is leveraged to guide state efforts and ensure sufficient support is provided where it is needed most, as well as to allow transparency for residents and families. MDHHS employs ongoing data validation processes and works with the Institute for Health Policy at MSU to support additional validation exercises on the data. When a facility is flagged for a validation concern, the department may work with the Regional Health Care Coalition, conduct direct outreach, and provide technical assistance to the facility. Facilities are provided the opportunity to correct entry errors identified during the validation process on an ongoing basis, therefore total case and death counts are best used to gauge the general impact of COVID-19 on this population and not to calculate week over week change. All data presented is considered provisional and may change as facilities correct or add data.

The following is a graphical presentation of cumulative resident and staff COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths. A downloadable file of data for all facilities is available here. Please note the following additions to the data file as of June 21, 2021:

  • Number and percentage of facilities conducting COVID-19 tests within the reporting period included in Summary, Facility, and County tabs.
  • PPE Availability tab depicting percentage of facilities reporting adequate PPE supply prospectively for one week.
  • Historical Data tab containing a master listing of all incident (reporting period) data submitted by facilities.

 

 

Data is self-reported by the facilities. MDHHS and its partners conduct annual audits and data validation efforts to ensure data is complete and accurate.

This information does not replace a thoughtful conversation with facility staff about their current infection control practices and mitigation strategies. Questions that families might ask a care facility include:

  • What are you doing currently to protect residents from COVID-19?
  • What precautions do you take when you do identify a person who is symptomatic of COVID-19?
  • How are families kept apprised of changes related to your infection control policies?

In addition, residents and family members should understand that the presence of COVID-19 at a facility is not alone an indicator that a facility is not following proper procedures. Families should always feel free to ask questions of the facility where their loved one resides, and if not satisfied, contact their local ombudsman.