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Deaths in adult homes went unreported

Michael J. Berens, of The Seattle Times, uncovered hundreds of deaths inside state-licensed adult family homes indicating neglect or abuse, but the deaths were not reported to the state or investigated. Adult homes areless-regulated, less-expensive elder care options found in dozens of states. The Times reported that deaths indicating neglect occur at strikingly higher rates than in nursing homes. These stories are part of an on-going series, Seniors for Sale, that previously found some adult homes marketed the frail and vulnerable as commodities.

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