These nursing homes could really be called “geriatric jails”
Unfortunately the term “geriatric jail” is used all too often when describing nursing homes or senior living settings. It’s hardly a “fair” statement to blanket on the industry, especially with all the innovations and efforts around person-centered care.
A recent article in the Chicago Tribune, reports:
Federal, state and county officials swept two Chicago-area nursing homes Tuesday for felons with outstanding arrest warrants and identified 18 residents wanted on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to burglary to assault.
It’s clear that “aging” does not make people immune to the long arm of the law!