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NY homes for elderly under scrutiny after Sandy

Source : AP
Last Updated: Fri, Jan 04, 2013 21:45 hrs

A nursing home and an assisted living facility in New York are under scrutiny after The Associated Press disclosed that hundreds of elderly and disabled people forced to evacuate by Superstorm Sandy were still sleeping on cots in cramped and sometimes oppressive conditions two months later.

New York's attorney general sent investigators to a Brooklyn nursing home last week after the AP reported that the facility was swollen to nearly double its licensed capacity with evacuees.

Separately, a legal aid group is questioning why residents of an adult care home in Queens were still being asked to sign over their Social Security checks to cover room and board, even though they have been flooded out since Halloween.

Neither facility responded to AP requests for comment.




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