Loose oversight of personal care homes jeopardizes the most vulnerable.
Bale says family members need to do research before they place a relative. But what about people without family? "It's a tough situation, no doubt," she says.
Why? Because there's nowhere else for him to go.
Rosalind Lavin and Ivy Ridge landed on the cover of the Daily News last week. There are plenty of other PCHs with violations--perhaps not as large as Lavin's--that compromise quality of life significantly.
The DPW's Anne Bale says, "We hear it both ways. Some people say we're not strict enough. Some people say we're too strict. We follow the law." One has to question the efficacy and merit of laws that would let thousands of people live in such poor conditions.