In any industry, there are always a few bad actors. Yet the AJC found one in five facilities had serious patterns of violations that could put residents at risk.
Beginning Sunday, in print and on ajc.com, we examine those failures and the reasons behind them in a special investigative series, Unprotected. In coming weeks and months, we’ll reveal the ways Georgia falls short in regulating homes, the ways the for-profit business model can put residents at risk and the steps you can take to keep family members safe. On a special project website, we’ll provide information on some 400 homes across Georgia and a consumer guide to help inform those who might be choosing a community for parents or themselves.