"Life and Death in Assisted Living" on Frontline, airs Thursday at 7 pm

Sep 9, 2013

More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities, which have sprung up as an alternative to nursing homes. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In a major investigation with ProPublica, FRONTLINE examines the operations of the nation’s largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.

Frontline's "Life and Death in Assisted Living" airs on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3.

Cheryl Morgan (pictured), whose story is featured in "Life and Death in Assisted Living," holds a photo of her late father, who had dementia. He died after drinking unsecured toxic dishwashing liquid at a Georgia assisted living facility.