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Nursing home employees exploiting residents on social media, ProPublica finds

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Nursing home residents can be at risk, but so are people living at home with a spouse or adult children.
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Nursing home residents can be at risk, but so are people living at home with a spouse or adult children.

ProPublica has found a growing number of nursing home employees are using Snapchat and other popular social media sites to exploit residents.

For years, there have been harrowing stories about the mistreatment of seniors living in nursing homes. 

There have been reports of sexual assault, poor living conditions, and theft. But now there's a new concern: Some staff members have been posting humiliating pictures of residents online. ProPublica has been looking into this deeply disturbing trend. 

Host Alex Cohen hears more from Charles Ornstein, a senior reporter for ProPublica covering health care and the pharmaceutical industry covering this story. 

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue audio player above.
 

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