Unprotected: Broken promises in Georgia’s senior care industry

Number 28542
Subject Elderly
Source Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Year 2019
Publication Date September — December 2019
Summary The assisted living industry exploded in Georgia over the past decade as investors rushed to cash in on the graying of America. They built facilities with resort-like amenities and promised great care, for a price of thousands of dollars a month. But as this senior housing boom took hold, Georgia failed to provide adequate oversight, and the fancy chandeliers and expensive amenities hid the realities of an industry where for-profit owners are more focused on real estate deals than properly caring for vulnerable seniors.
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Keywords Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia, seniors, elderly, facilities, housing, oversight, real estate, investors
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