Overdoses, bedsores, broken bones: What happened when a private-equity firm sought to care for society’s most vulnerable

Roughly 25,000 patients were exposed to increasing health risks at an underfunded nursing-home chain, an investigation from The Washington Post found.  The ManorCare chain was owned by Carlyle Group, one of the wealthiest private-equity firms in the world. ManorCare had struggled financially until it filed for bankruptcy in March, and in the previous five years,…

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Selling senior care: Costly dementia care failing to keep Oregon seniors safe

The Oregonian spent more than a year investigating memory care in Oregon, where over 100,000 records and accounts from hundreds of memory care workers and families showed evidence of abuse, high prices and understaffing. Confirmed cases of abuse are more than twice as prevalent in memory care facilities as they are in other types of Oregon…

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Oregon hides thousands of cases of shoddy senior care

An investigation by the Oregonian/OregonLive found that state officials have concealed thousands of cases of poor elder care and abuse from the public. The Oregon Department of Human Services runs a website that is meant to help family members identify safe places to care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other debilitating illnesses. But,…

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