PBS Program Examines Assisted Living

August 2, 2013 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​On July 30, 2013, the Public Broadcasting Service’s (PBS) Frontlineaired Life and Death in Assisted Living, a one-hour program that focuses its largely negative investigation on the largest assisted-living company in the United States. The program tells the stories of a handful of residents who lived in the chain’s facilities, including a resident who died after allegedly developing pressure ulcers during her residence; ultimately, a jury awarded her family $23 million in punitive damages.

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