The Frontline/ProPublica investigation into assisted living facilities began airing on PBS earlier this week, but PBS stations are not always known for having the easiest to follow schedules, and some folks can’t always catch the show when it airs. Thankfully, there’s embeddable video of the entire show so you can watch the episode online whenever you want.
The hour-long show is broken up into five chapters, each embedded below, along with a little description in case you’re looking for a particular section of the episode.
If you’ve already caught the episode, you may want to check out the supplementary articles posted on the Frontline website, which go even further into some of the cases highlighted on the show.
Chapter 1: A Case of “Human Error”
The family of Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back George McAffey talks about the tragic death of their father at an Emeritus assisted living facility, and how the company was only fined $601 over the incident. (10:36 running time)
Chapter 2: Dementia in Assisted Living
While assisted living was initially created as a middle ground between nursing homes and retirement communities, a new study shows that more than 2/3 of assisted living residents now suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s. (5:32 running time)
Chapter 3: “We Need to Keep Up Our Numbers”
The family of an Emeritus resident who died after falling out of a second-story window learn too late that their mother should not have been in assisted living to begin with. (8:26 running time)
Chapter 4: Employees Speak Out
Former Emeritus employees go public with claims of facilities that are understaffed and lack training, while describing a corporate culture they say turned a blind eye to glaring problems. (6:27 running time)
Chapter 5: Emeritus on Trial
The death of a bedridden Emeritus resident results in a lawsuit that uncovers questionable corporate policies and results in a substantial verdict. (22:39 running time)