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Has Your Loved One Lived In an Assisted Living Facility?
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by Blair Hickman
ProPublica, Jul. 29, 2013, 6:54 am

Months after Joan Boice, a former schoolteacher, checked into Emerald Hills assisted living facility, she was dead. She had suffered from a range of health ailments, including Alzheimer’s, when she checked in. But as our recent investigation shows, neglect and a swarm of bedsores, improperly cared for by staff, likely contributed to her death.

Joan is not alone. The assisted living industry is a growing, multibillion dollar industry that serves nearly 750,000 people across the country – yet it’s loosely regulated. That’s why we’re looking into how the push for profits may be affecting quality care.

If your loved one has lived in an assisted living facility, you can help our ongoing reporting by sharing your story below. We promise we’ll keep your information confidential.

If you have concerns sharing your story here, please feel free to contact reporter A.C. Thompson at A.C.Thompson@propublica.org

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