FRONTLINE

Program Details
Air Time: 
09/24/2013 - 10:00pm - 10:59pm
Program Title: 
LIFE AND DEATH IN ASSISTED LIVING
Program Service: 
TV
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/
PSIP Description: 
A look at the nation's largest assisted living company sheds light on this billion dollar industry.
Long Description: 
Nearly 750,000 elderly Americans are spending their later years in for-profit assisted living facilities. This loosely regulated, multibillion-dollar industry is dominated by one company: Emeritus Senior Living. In a major year-long investigation, FRONTLINE and ProPublica raise questions about fatal lapses in care, understaffing and a quest for profits within a company that operates more than 400 assisted living facilities across the country.