PBS Frontline recently ran a feature on assisted living called "Life and Death in Assisted Living." Maureen Gardner, executive director at our EPOCH of Brewster assisted living community, wrote the following as a response to the PBS piece.
Some of you may have seen or heard about the PBS Special, Life and Death in Assisted Living, which aired on Frontline last night. It dove deeply into the troubled issues of one national senior living provider. It was difficult to watch such negative stories about a profession I love and have spent decades working in.
Initially, I thought it was another sensationalized news story exposing alarming issues to paint a broad picture of an entire industry, but as I watched, I became angrier and thought, this is not the norm in my facility or in the industry, and most certainly not on Cape Cod.