Life and Death in Assisted Living
Season 31 Episode 13 | 53m 40s
More and more elderly Americans are spending their later years in assisted living, which has sprung up as an alternative to nursing homes. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In an investigation with ProPublica, FRONTLINE examines the nation’s largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.
Aired: 07/29/13Video has closed captioning.
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