Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Assisted Living Crisis
The assisted living scandal in Florida has gone national. Last week, in a U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing looking into the state of assisted living facilities, Florida’s cases of abuse, neglect and death were front and center, the Miami Herald reports.
The crisis was brought to light in Florida because of an investigative report from the Miami Herald and WLRN public radio. So the question remains: What about other states? From the current Herald article:
Problems aren’t limited to Florida, which only inspects ALFs once every two years: California requires inspections once every five years, [U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson] noted. In Texas, there is no schedule—only when inspections are deemed necessary.
You can read the article here: “Senate Panel Demands Answers to Crisis in ALF Care.”
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.