CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 18, 1974
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(Studio) For 5 years, Senate special committee on aging studies nation's nursing homes.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Report attacks nursing home operators and federal government for failing to provide adequate care for older Americans 1/2 of nursing homes have substandard conditions. Enforcement of standards ineffective, leading to deteriorating quality of care. 80-90% of patient care left to aides and orderlies. Abuse of patients of great concern. Flow of drugs totally uncontrolled. [Vice President American Nursing Homes Association Tom BELL - says great deal of good care provided for elderly.]
REPORTER: Susan Peterson
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