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.

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