PBS’s FRONTLINE, in conjunction with ProPublica, recently produced “Life and Death in Assisted Living”. The documentary focuses on the Emeritus chain of assisted living facilities, but highlights many of the major issues CARR sees in its research--
- Staffing and training issues
- The out-dated non-medical model
- The hypnotizing effect of facility marketing campaigns
- Elder neglect and abuse in facilities
We encourage consumers to watch this documentary to learn more about the risks inherent in California’s current assisted living model. If, after watching, you want to help us effect change, we invite you to donate to our organization.