AJC investigative reporters Carrie Teegardin and Brad Schrade, center, meet with data specialist Nick Thieme to discuss the 'Unprotected' series.

AJC reporters interviewed about the 'Unprotected' series

As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's "Unprotected" series continues to generate reaction, its primary reporters have been making media appearances in news outlets across Georgia. Reporters Carrie Teegardin and Brad Schrade have given the public behind-the-scenes insights to the making of the series, based on a nearly year-long investigation of the state's private pay senior-care industry. 

The "Unprotected" project team studied thousands of documents regarding assisting living communities and personal care homes, and identified more than 600 allegations of neglect and 90 of abuse. The Department of Community Health, which regulates these facilities, does not provide the public with this information in an easy-to-study format. 

» SEARCHABLE DATABASE: Details on every home studied by the AJC

» MORE: The ‘Unprotected’ investigative series

The AJC made those same reports available in a searchable database at ajc.com/unprotected. The facility search includes robust information about assisted living communities and large personal care homes in Georgia, and a consumer guide from our investigative journalists. 

» CONSUMER GUIDE: Resources for finding and evaluating a senior care facility

» THE LATEST: AJC’s ‘Unprotected’ spurs outrage, calls for change

The Georgia Public Broadcasting news show "On Second Thought" interviewed Teegardin about the series on Oct. 1. Teegardin talked with host Virginia Prescott about the tragic story of Adam Bennett, and how difficult it is for Georgia families to evaluate senior care homes. You can listen to the entire interview below. 

The AJC's "Unprotected" investigative series continues through the end of this year. 

Other media appearances by the investigative team behind "Unprotected": 

  • * On Sept. 29, Teegardin spoke with Monica Matthews on WSB-Radio's "The Monica Matthews Show." You can listen to that interview here. (The interview starts at 1:09 into the broadcast.)
  • * Schrade appeared on WDUN's "Morning Talk with Martha Zoller." 
  • * Teegardin was interviewed by WABE's Jim Burress for a local segment of "All Things Considered" on Oct. 8.

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