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Resource ID: #24733
Subject: Elderly
Source: Seattle Times
Date: 01/31/2010; 02/01/2010; 02/02/2010; 09/12/2010; 09/13/2010; 12/12/2010



A look into Washington's adult homes for vulnerable adults reveals that thousands of elderly were drugged into submission or left without proper medical treatment for weeks by amateur caregivers. At least 236 deaths were believed to be the result of neglect or abuse in the homes. To reduce the state's Medicaid burden, thousands of nursing-home residents were relocated to less-expensive homes which brought harm to many of the adults.

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