Nursing Homes

The Takeaway

Dying in America: Rehauling End-of-Life Care

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A new 507 page report called "Dying in America" says the country's end-of-life care system is essentially broken—and calls for a major overhaul for how end-of-life issues are handled.

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The Takeaway

Investigation Reveals Dark Side to Nursing Homes

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A new investigation from Takeaway partner The New York Times finds that nursing homes frequently manipulate the Medicare ratings system to guarantee a five star rating.

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New Investigation Finds High Anti-psychotic Use in Nursing Homes

Friday, March 01, 2013

There is widespread and poorly regulated use of anti-psychotic medications by several New York City nursing homes, according to a new investigation by the Gotham Gazette.

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Calls for Better Evacuation Plans for the Infirm

Friday, February 22, 2013

As state panels prepare final recommendations for improving disaster preparedness, advocates and experts point to a series of failures in evacuating and housing some of society’s most vulnerable citizens.

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Teachers, Students and Evacuees Co-Exist as Schools Set to Resume

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Teachers were back in school Friday, preparing for Monday’s reopening.  But eight public schools are still doing double duty as shelters for those displaced by flooding from Sandy. At Brooklyn Tech, the borough's most sought after public high school, students will share their building with the elderly and people with mental and physical disabilities. Some are apprehensive.

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