“We were one of the families that hired a private aid. Our private aid reported a problem, and a week later she asked if the situation had gotten take care of, and it hadn’t. We are in the industry. I sell long-term care insurance. I was there an average of two or three times a day. And it happened.”
A week after 92-year-old Betty Perloe was repeatedly bitten by ants in her bed, she died.
Bill Nigut, host and executive producer of “Political Rewind” for Georgia Public Broadcasting speaks to Carrie Teegardin and Brad Schrade, AJC investigative reporters, at a community conversation about the AJC’s “Unprotected” series. (Tyson Horne/Tyson.Horne@ajc.com)
In articles published over the past two months, the AJC’s investigation into theses facilities found 600 cases of neglect, 90 cases of abuse, assaults, thefts, residents left injured on the floor and 20 deaths that were related to poor care.
See a taped account of the meeting on GPB. The event was also live-streamed at ajc.com.