The first wave of COVID-19 victims are the individuals directly impacted by the virus, the ones who contribute to the mounting death toll listed on news tickers every day.
The second wave of victims, though, has yet to receive much air time.
And it’s this second wave that has some home health industry insiders concerned about the future.
When elective surgeries were paused throughout the U.S. in mid-March, the intent was clear: saving hospital capacity and resources for the influx of COVID-19 patients to come. Yet what wasn’t clear was the unintended consequences that would surface because of that “all-in on COVID-19” strategy.