Excellent investigative reporting on a subject most media just choses to ignore.
Dad died here in Washington of an antibiotic resistant staff infection in bed sores, incurred in an adult family home that was closed for resident abuse later. The problem can be very personal, and government oversight is strongly called for. Fed rules should also make it easier to buy equipment that helps prevent bed sores.
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 ... More »
It gets at a problem caused by lack of regulations for what really are health care institutions. And though it does not go into it, people probably go into these homes because they are less expensive than assisted living or nursing homes, and don't require the spend down for Medicaid eligibility. As more of us age, this kind of situation is going to come up more and more.
This article overall was a good article because it explained the whole situation in depth and the author seemed to investigate things thoroughly before writing this. The whole article is about the complexities of what is going on in adult homes, which is terrible! Not only does this article clarify any questions that may be asked, but it will get the public talking about the horrible events taking place in adult homes. People will definitely take strong stances on this issue.