"Good morning Jo Lyn! I was reading further and the Internet to the entire series is located here: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/seniorsforsale/ Choose the installment you want to see in the left column, and then select the first bullet in the right column “Read More” to read that series’ installment.
sales of residents – Sound Realty Advisors is. Under the guise of the
sensational headline, which reveals something about the reporter’s
character, he drops some morsels of truth about some honest tragedies.
However, it is difficult to find the truth when it is eclipsed by sleight of
hand, egregious overstatements, and outright omissions of counter
For example, the reporter says that “thousands of vulnerable adults
have been exploited by profiteers…” This sounds like a statement right
out of a “talking points booklet” from some nursing home association
which is feeling the economic pinch.
The last time I visited a nursing home I found my loved one sitting in a
pool of urine for hours because the staffing ratio was 1 caregiver
to 15 patients – and the nurse said my loved one wouldn’t urinate
when she was told to. We removed our loved one from the nursing
“It should scare people,” said Gary Weeks, director of the Washington
Health Care Authority, which represents nursing homes.
Yes it should – not adult family homes Mr. Weeks, but the truth
behind the curtain. Reminds me of the Wizard of Oz only there’s
no heart for the tin man in this version."