Pirate invasion at the playground this morning #laterpath #Montreal #selfie at Parc La Fontaine – View on Path.
Elder abuse and neglect is one of America’s fastest growing crimes targeting one of its most vulnerable populations. In long-term care facilities, cases of abuse and neglect are largely out of view and underreported. As a result, countless elderly victims are suffering alone in silence.
Within one year, over $5 billion went to substandard care, according to reports by the U.S. government. Many nursing homes reported staffing levels insufficient to provide adequate care, including some of the largest for-profit chains in the U.S., according to a study. Enforcement agencies say they are limited by new budget cuts. While the business of elder care is growing.
Fault Lines investigates how problems of government oversight and corporate accountability persist in many states, and how poorly rated facilities continue to operate without penalties despite repeated offenses.
Premieres this Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 7:00 and 10p EST on Al Jazeera America. Episode will premier on Al Jazeera English in the coming week. Episode produced by Elizabeth Gorman with Josh Rushing as Correspondent.
should the US thank Qatar for bankrolling investigative reporting like this ? or dig another hole and stick its head in the proverbial sand ?