Senior Strippergate: What We Can Learn From the East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Story

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The salacious story about a nursing home hiring a stripper made national news this week, earning coverage by not only the major networks but even TMZ and The Howard Stern Show (click to view coverage) watch?v=4_hiRw-NKFs .  Many are outraged at the reports that a patient with “partial dementia” was stuffing dollar bills down a dancer’s pants. Even the most liberal-minded senior service professionals may find themselves questioning the wisdom of a nursing home hiring an exotic dancer for resident entertainment, even if it was allegedly requested by the Resident Council. But regardless of your initial opinion, this story does raise some interesting points to consider.

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