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Will Congress Give Abusive Nursing Homes A ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ Card?

It’s a shocking statistic, especially for the increasing number of Americans charged with caring for elderly parents: At least one out of every three nursing home residents is harmed by the treatment they receive while in a home’s care, according to a government study. And most of this harm is preventable. [Read more…]

Female nursing home resident in wheelchair

In Race for Medicare Dollars, Nursing Home Care May Lag

Promises of “decadent” hot baths on demand, putting greens and gurgling waterfalls to calm the mind: These luxurious touches rarely conjure images of a stay in a nursing home.  [Read more…]

Lesley Clement Elder Abuse Attorney

Unmasked: How California’s largest nursing home chains perform

One nursing home chain operating in California racked up abuse complaints last year at a pace seven times the statewide rate. [Read more…]

Life and Death in Assisted Living (A PBS Frontline report)

A ProPublica and “Frontline” examination of the multibillion-dollar assisted living industry reveals a mishmash of minimal state regulation and no involvement by federal officials. [Read more…]