“Life and Death in Assisted Living” (Frontline, 7-29-13)

Long-time LBD support group member Denise alerted me to the fact that PBS’s Frontline has a program airing tonight (Monday 7-29-13) that focuses on assisted living, called “Life and Death in Assisted Living.”

The Frontline website (pbs.org/frontline) has this one-sentence
description of the program:  “As more and more elderly Americans choose to spend their later years in assisted living facilities, FRONTLINE and ProPublica examine whether this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry is putting seniors at risk?”

The website suggests that this may be a two-part program, with part two airing tomorrow night.

The website has an article about part one.  (I don’t know if this is a transcript or a related news article).  See:


Life and Death in Assisted Living:  Part 1
By A.C. Thompson, ProPublica and Jonathan Jones
July 29, 2013

Part one at least focuses on a care facility called Emeritus at
Emerald Hills, in Auburn, CA.

If you are interested in reading part two, you can go to Frontline’s website tomorrow to see that.  Also, you might check out some of the comments online about part one; many are worth reading.