In a two-part series in its Boomers section, The New York Times is offering advice from Deborah Drelich, a geriatric care social worker and founder of a resource website, NY Eldercare Consultants, about important considerations for families contemplating assisted living arrangements for older family members.
You can read part 1 of the series here, and part two here. A third installment will be published next week.
The series includes questions and answers from readers and links to important eldercare resources.
ProPublica.org, the nonprofit journalism website, has delivered the first of a three-part series, “The Emerald City: Life and Death in Assisted Living,” an in-depth look at the shortcomings of care in assisted living facilities around the country, focusing on centers operated by Emeritus Corp., one of the largest assisted living providers in the US.
The investigative report was produced in cooperation with the PBS documentary series Frontline, whose video documentary based on the ProPublica reporting premieres on PBS July 30.
Read the ProPublica investigative report.
See the PBS Frontline trailer and get information on local broadcast schedules.
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