Elderly often face neglect in California care homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An investigation has found that some operators of senior board-and-care homes violate labor laws, steal workers’ wages and endanger or neglect their residents, sometimes with dire consequences.

Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting provides the first comprehensive accounting of failures in care homes whose operators preyed on vulnerable caregivers, many of them poor immigrants, and elderly residents.

Reveal analyzed thousands of licensing records and hundreds of U.S. Department of Labor cases in California and conducted two dozen interviews with workers, residents and their family members.

In California, which has the most licensed senior care homes of any state, federal data shows that operators broke minimum wage, overtime or record-keeping laws in more than 500 cases over the last decade.

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