Spotlight: Nursing Homes

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Nursing home residents should expect to be kept safe. However, our investigative reporter Frank Runyeon has found disturbing instances of residents being shuttled off to homeless shelters where medical care can be inadequate to nonexistent, or allowed to develop bed sores that can lead to infections and amputated limbs.

New York’s nursing homes have received failing grades from watchdog groups for years - and things seem to be getting even worse as for-profit operators gain a larger share of the market and oversight agencies struggle to provide quality control.

This three-part series examines the role that oversight agencies, nonprofits and for-profit providers play in caring for some of our most frail citizens - and asks why we’re not doing a better job.

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