Deaths in adult homes hidden and ignored

The deaths of hundreds of seniors at adult family homes may have been the result of neglect or abuse, but were never investigated. Full Story »

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Melissa Hohl
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by Melissa Hohl - Sep. 22, 2010

A- The article did explain complexities of the issue of death in adult homes in Seattle, Washington. It presented many specific cases of how and why these deaths occurred. The fact is that the issue at hand is not a complex one; it is simply only is an issue because of the neglecting caregivers in the adult homes. B- The article did offer an in depth understanding of the issue. The Seattle Times did an investigative report on this issue and they came out with many solid facts, including the death rates in adult homes versus deaths in nursing homes. C- I honestly had never really thought about this issue until I read the article, so I think that The Seattle Times did a pretty good job of getting clearly getting the facts out in an organized manner that’s easy for the reader to understand. D- Anyone who reads this article will agree that it definitely presents the public with something to talk about. The death of senior citizens in adult homes due to neglecting caregivers is an easily preventable problem. This article could possibly lead to public outcry and government regulation, which is the sign of a well written, controversial article. E- No cross-cultural or racial element.

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