Sunday, January 2, 2011

Looking for an Assisted Living or Nursing Home for your Loved One Buyer Beware!!!


In 143 cases over the past three years, seniors were victimized after companies placed them in adult family homes, or other long-term- care facilities, that had a record of serious violations, a Times analysis of Department of Social and Health Services documents reveals.

By Carole B. Larkin
+Bob DeMarco


Senior-care placement companies scramble to cash in

This Article in the Seattle Times delves into the inner workings of the largest “free” placement company in the United States. It is “free” to the people who call, but the price you pay may be high!

Senior-placement companies, which rely on commission-only sales people, funnel the aged only to facilities that have agreed to pay thousands of dollars in finders' fees. In addition, most placement companies do not screen homes for past violations. As a result, many have referred seniors to facilities with documented histories of substandard care, including fatal neglect.

A Word to the Wise -- Sometimes You Get What You Pay For when Looking for an Assisted Living or Nursing Home for your Loved One

Buyer Beware!!!



Senior-care placement companies scramble to cash in

Carole Larkin MAG, CMC, CDP, EICS,
is a Geriatric Care Manager who specializes in helping families with Alzheimer’s and related dementias issues. She also trains caregivers in home care companies, assisted livings, memory care communities, and nursing homes in dementia specific techniques for best care of dementia sufferers. ThirdAge Services LLC, is located in Dallas, TX.

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