It appears that hundreds of thousands of senior citizens are at risk because they are living among registered sex offenders, parolees and residents with violent histories. This is according to a nursing home watchdog who studied residents at nursing homes, assisted living homes and long term care facilities. It was reported that there are 1,600 registered sex offenders living in facilities with seniors across the country. The watchdog, Wes Bledsoe, tracked the number of offenders living at these facilities over the past four years by matching addresses from sex offender registries with a database of care facilities from Medicare. Bledsoe testified last month at a congressional hearing on predators in these facilities. According to media reports, based on his testimony, there have been a number of rapes, murders, and assaults committed by criminal offenders in these facilities. This is something that definitely needs to be investigated by both the federal and state governments.
Source: ABC News
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