Advocates have been calling for changes in the field. They say these jobs are exhausting, with low wages, little respect and little career growth. "We need a complete transformation," one expert says.
New York has more people over the age of 65 than the total population of many states. And despite federal aid, the state's system meant to help protect seniors is short tens of millions of dollars.
Enforcement of rules protecting nursing home residents from antipsychotic drugs has declined during the Trump administration, according to a new report.
More than one-third of all COVID-19 deaths in America have been elderly residents and workers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Nursing home experts say priorities need to change, emphasizing quality of life over profits. The stunning COVID-19 death toll brings scrutiny to an industry that many believe is due for an overhaul.