elder care http://kuow.org en The Dangers Of Senior Assisted Living http://kuow.org/post/dangers-senior-assisted-living <p></p><p>Seattle-based Emeritus Senior Living is the country’s largest assisted living operator, housing approximately 37,000 elderly Americans in more than 400 facilities across the country. Frontline and ProPublica teamed up to investigate reports on the failures of Emeritus. The year-long investigation resulted in a series of articles and a documentary on the dangers of senior care. Ross Reynolds hears from A.C. Wilson, a reporter at ProPublica, about the dark side of senior assisted living.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:21:04 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 17634 at http://kuow.org The Dangers Of Senior Assisted Living Facing The Challenges Of Taking Care Of Elderly Parents http://kuow.org/post/facing-challenges-taking-care-elderly-parents <p></p><p>As the human lifespan increases, families are putting more time and effort into caring for their aging parents and grandparents. By 2008, it was estimated that the average woman could expect to spend more years caring for an older family member than for her own children.</p><p>But providing in-home care doesn't work for everyone. For many families, finding the right nursing home or assisted-living arrangement is crucial. Ross Reynolds talks about the issues surrounding elderly care with <a href="http://lustbader.com/">Wendy Lustbader</a>, a p​rofessor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington.</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:35:08 +0000 Ross Reynolds 5239 at http://kuow.org