About the Seniors for Sale series
Earlier findings: Explosive growth of adult homes, fueled by profiteers and a lack of careful state regulation, has left thousands of people...
Explosive growth of adult homes, fueled by profiteers and a lack of careful state regulation, has left thousands of people vulnerable to harm.
DSHS excused reports of abuse and neglect, even when it knew that violators lied to its investigators or contributed to preventable deaths.
The state saved hundreds of millions of dollars relocating the poorest residents to adult homes. In hundreds of cases, medically fragile adults were placed in the hands of caregivers who were inadequately trained to keep them safe.
Changes so far:
Homeowners must publicly post inspection reports and violations.
DSHS will publish online all enforcement actions against adult homes.
Real-estate officials agreed to ban listings that offer elderly residents for sale as part of an adult home purchase.
In a pilot program for King County, DSHS will report all suspected cases of elder abuse or neglect to local law enforcement.
Parts 1-5 of the series:
When vice president of Sub Pop Records Megan Jasper isn't running things at the office, she's working in her garden at her West Seattle home where she and her husband Brian spend time relaxing.
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