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  • Still Failing the Frail

    "Still Failing the Frail" is a follow-up to PennLive’s 2016 IRE-award winning series, "Failing the Frail." That six-part series explored major problems in Pennsylvania’s nursing home industry, spurred in part by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s 2015 lawsuit against Golden Living. In 2018, the lead reporter of that series, Daniel Simmons-Ritchie, wanted to determine what, if any, progress had been made in Pennsylvania’s nursing home sector since the 2015 lawsuit and PennLive’s 2016 series.
  • CBC Marketplace - Crying Out for Care

    Crying Out for Care was a 22-minute episode of Marketplace and digital, social, television and radio stories to reach a broad audience. Marketplace is a long-running Canadian Broadcasting Corporation investigative consumer affairs television program. its stories are presented in documentary form on the show and other versions, angles and follow-ups appear in the newscasts,news programs, website and social media of CBC. This submission includes the Marketplace episode and includes some of that other coverage. Topic: Marketplace applied data journalism techniques as well as it usual research to dig into the quality of care residents in nursing and long term care homes are receiving.
  • Betrayal of Trust

    This investigation showed how a secretive court system and lack of oversight allowed a highly respected elder care lawyer to steal million from the senior citizens she was appointed to care for.
  • Elder Abuse Unreported

    This KXAN investigation uncovered allegations of sexual assault at Longhorn Village, a retirement community and assisted living center created by the University of Texas Alumni group, Texas Exes. They found that despite having evidence abuse and neglect occurred, the state agency that regulates and investigates assisted living facilities found no wrong doing. Their analysis of abuse investigations data showed the vast majority of abuse and neglect cases in assisted living facilities were “unsubstantiated” by state investigators.
  • In the Background: a KCRA-3 Investigation

    KCRA-3 found that the state of California was clearing people with arrests for child molestation, sex abuse of a minor, elder abuse, arson, even murder to work in daycares, elder care facilities, nursing homes and foster homes. The state would clear people to work who had multiple arrests and then investigate later. Yet those investigations took months, sometimes years to complete. As a result of our investigation the department changed their policy and a new state law was signed that would prevent the department from changing their policy back. No longer are people with arrests for violent crimes simply cleared to work and then checked later.
  • Home or Nursing Home: America's Empty Promise to Give the Elderly and Disabled a Choice

    "A new legal right gives the elderly and young people with disabilities in the Medicaid program the right to get their long-term health care at home, not in a nursing home. But the NPR investigation found that thise new right to choose one's care at home is largely denied to those who want it."
  • Guardians for Profit

    The reporters investigated California's broken system for protecting incapacitated adults. Roughly 500 professional conservators operate in California, entrusted to take care of at least 4,600 of the state's most vulnerable adults. They hold sweeping power, controlling their wards' property and money as well as the smallest details of their lives. A system meant to protect the elderly often fails them.
  • A Heavy Burden

    An accidental death at a Snohomish County nursing home looked like a simple case of neglect, but on closer inspection it highlighted deeper problems with elder care in Washington state. The company that owns the home was the most-fined care provider in Washington and also among the nation's worst for care deficiencies. At the same time, state regulators were cutting subsidies for the home, while demanding higher performance.
  • Elder care ailing

    The Burlington Free Press reports that "State inspectors found problems .(with examples)... in recent inspections of Vermont's 45 federally licensed nursing homes. While most of Vermont's 3,600 nursing home residents receive proper care, the inspectors found a significant number are mistreated by the homes paid to provide them with comfort and care."
  • Homes without hope/Preying on the elderly

    An Arizona Republic nine-month investigation uncovered abuse, neglect and financial exploitation in the elder care home industry. The care home industry is one of the fasetest growing small businesses in the country, but operates largely unnoticed and unregulated.