In Oregon’s memory care facilities, confirmed abuse cases are more than twice as common as in other types of senior centers. Residents live in filthy conditions, develop bedsores, even die in the care of overworked and overwhelmed caregivers. But the failures of that system can be opaque unless you’re already trapped inside it. On this episode, Fedor Zarkhin walks us through The Oregonian’s investigation into memory care centers and discusses a tool his team made to help Oregonians find safe elder care facilities for their family members.

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MUSIC

Vanagon (Podington Bear) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Alley Crawler  (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Closing (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

The Dustbin (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Thumbscrew (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

La Iglesia (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Castor Wheel Pivot (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

 

CREDITS

Kelly Kenoyer reported this episode. Abby Ivory-Ganja is our host. IRE Editorial Director Sarah Hutchins edits the podcast. We are recorded in the studios of KBIA at the University of Missouri.