On this episode, we go behind the scenes of a must-watch VICE News documentary, “How Nursing Homes Hide Profits While Residents Suffer.” In the interview, Tomas Navia (producer) and Joshua Hersh (correspondent) talk about how the documentary came together, what it was like investigating a nursing home chain that doesn’t want to be investigated, the complex financial arrangements surrounding the industry, and more.

Interview recorded February 2022 and edited for clarity.

  • Watch the documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhvTsiod1wM
  • Follow Tomas (@TomasJNavia) and Josh (@joshuahersh) on Twitter
  • Tomas’ recommendations:
    • Mole Agent
    • Your Own Backyard
  • Josh’s recommendations:
    • Tender Loving Greed: How the Incredibly Lucrative Nursing Home “industry” is Exploiting America’s Old People and Defrauding Us All, by Mary Adelaide Mendelson
    • They Said They Wanted Revolution: A Memoir of My Parents, by Neda Toloui-Semnani

Host: Eric Goldwein

Music: Liturgy of the Street by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com

This is the work of the LTCCC. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Health, nor has the Department verified the accuracy of its content.

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'I Do Not Want to Come Back Here': Behind the Scenes of a Must-Watch VICE Documentary on the Nursing Home Industry