AirTalk for July 31, 2013

How you can find quality care for aging relatives

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How can you be sure that your aging relatives are receiving quality care?

In our interview with journalist A.C. Thompson yesterday, you heard about the investigation into Emeritus, a national chain of assisted living centers. PBS Frontline and ProPublica detailed the deaths of Emeritus residents and found documentation and lawsuits citing reckless care. Long-term care is a rapidly growing industry and Emeritus is just one company serving aging Americans.

So when the time comes to find help in caring for your elderly loved ones, how do you know where to turn? What are the right questions to ask? If your relatives are in care already, how do you know what they're experiencing? Who can advocate for your needs? AirTalk speaks with two experts in the field.

Guests:
Dr. Laura Mosqueda, M.D., Professor and Chair of Family Medicine & Co-Director, Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Patricia L. McGinnis, Executive Director, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform - a non-profit organization focused on advocacy in long-term care

Helpful links are listed below. You can also call the consumer hotline for California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform at 1-800-474-1116.


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