A Dangerous Place
The Dangers of Va. Assisted Living
An 18-month investigation by The Washington Post found a troubled and worsening record of care at Virginia's assisted living facilities, including avoidable injuries and deaths, and a system of state oversight that often failed to identify or correct problems.
Story:Owner's Homes Troubled, Yet Aid Continued
Graphic: Home Residents and Locations
Graphic: The Victims
Graphic: Troubled Homes
Day 2: The Volatile Mix of Residents
Residents Prey on the Vulnerable
In assisted living homes, residents attacking their housemates represents another layer of danger.
Story: Sites Woo Patients They Can't Protect
Graphic: Less Than Full Disclosure
Graphic: Admitting a Violent Offender
Day 3: Lost in Life and Death
Assisted Living Facility's Chaos Bred Neglect
Kensington Gardens in Richmond racked up care violations, but Virginia still kept it open.
Graphic: Kensington Gardens
Day 4: Failure to Regulate
Weak Laws Let Deficient Facilities Stay Open
As the assisted living demand booms Virginia regulators are struggling to keep pace, especially when compared with other states.
Virginia Rarely Prosecutes Cases of Neglect, Abuse
In the News
Upgrades in Va.'s Assisted Living Sought: Social Services Chief, Warner Call for Changes in Oversight, Conditions of Homes (Post, May 27, 2004)
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