I received an email today – with the following News Alert:
“Workers, residents’ family members confront Lazard execs over concerns at Atria Senior Living, protest outside investor meeting; demand better care, wages
Workers and family members of elderly residents at Atria Senior Living centers confronted private equity owner Lazard’s executives outside their annual meeting of buyout fund investors today, demanding better care and wages at hundreds of facilities across the country.
Atria—the third-largest assisted living provider in the United States and largest provider in New York—has come under fire recently for skyrocketing rent increases, reprimands from government agencies for poor health and labor practices, and a series of troubling incidents at facilities across the country. The protesters blamed Atria’s bad performance on Lazard’s greed—putting multi-million-dollar profits ahead of the needs of elderly residents and workers who have been under-trained and over-worked.
“Before my mother moved in, Atria promised the best food and plenty of caregiving staff. We had high expectations, but I feel like we’ve been deceived every step of the way,” said Robin Berson, whose mother lives at Atria Senior Living in Riverdale, New York. More.“
Good job families – we think your presence at corporate meeting is a great idea! Once again, profits take priority over people….