ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES OPERATOR’S SUBSTANDARD CARE
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Alterra Healthcare Corporation, which was one of the nation’s largest assisted living facility operators, had more than 200 residents who experienced neglect, injury, or death because of inadequate care during a four year period. The company paid more than $15.9 million to settle claims from more than 50 lawsuits, with more than 20 cases yet to be resolved.
News reporter Ken Dilanian wrote a series of articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer about poor care in assisted living facilities in Pennsylvania. Not a pretty track record!