The popular misconception is that the only “problems” within aging services are related to nursing homes. This falsehood reminds me of the ancient royal concept of the “whipping boy.” I sometimes think that all of the sins and defects of the system are loaded onto nursing homes so that other parts of the system can be exonerated.
Here is a rare commercial television report on problems with quality in Assisted Living facilities.
Click Here (note there seems to be a mandatory 18 second commercial)
For my good friends in the Assisted Living community, who will no doubt be outraged at the findings revealed here, my point is that the dignity and well being of elders is always at risk at every level of the care system. For those who are committed to quality and dignity, I acknowledge your good care and honor it.
Let it also be said that there is no part of the system that is without fault.