I-"Abuses in Nursing Homes" - Task Force - Chicago Tribune

I-"Abuses in Nursing Homes" - Task Force - Chicago Tribune

Some Elderly Prefer Death, Reporters Find

by: Tribune Task Force | publication date: February 28, 1971 | Publication: The Chicago Tribune | pages: 1

"The first assignment of the newly formed Tribune Task Force was a comprehensive investigation of patient care in Chicago area nursing homes. This is the first reports on the six-week probe by Reporters William Jones, Phillip Caputo, William Currie and Pamela Zekman. They are hidden in warehouses for the dying. Millions of tax dollars are misspent every year to keep them in squalor so depressing that they enjoy talking about their own deaths. . ."

The first article in the Chicago Tribune's investigation into Chicago area nursing homes. It was the first project undertaken by their successful "Investigative Task force." Reporters took jobs in nursing homes so they could get a firsthand look at what was happening in these "warehouses" for the elderly.

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