Saturday, March 10, 2012

government finds cases of abuse at care homes

Eleven care home workers in New Brunswick have been fired or left their jobs over the past two years after various violations were found including inappropriate sexual conduct and a blow to a resident's face, provincial government records say.
In eight cases, staff physically harmed elderly residents who  have mental or physical disabilities, according to a summary of elder abuse under the province's Family Services Act from Jan. 1, 2010, until September of last year.
"That is very alarming. Even one is too many," said Cecile Cassista, president of the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents' Rights.
"There should be no room for that kind of treatment. ... There has to be zero tolerance."

Staff fired after New Brunswick government finds cases of abuse at care homes - Winnipeg Free Press


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