John Oliver Reviews Long Term Care Shortcomings
A new episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” features an incisive review of major problems in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. In his 20+ minute review, Oliver covers chronic understaffing in the service of profits, resident dumping, a lack of government enforcement of care standards, and misleading consumer information. Oliver breaks down many of the unbelievable government policies and perverse incentives that have become commonly accepted as business-as-usual in long term care. Warning: the commentary features a lot of strong language.