Wednesday, October 17, 2007

CBC Story on Abuse in Nursing Homes

CBC TV will be airing a story on abuse of residents in nursing homes tonight on Marketplace. According to the CBC website article "Violence on rise among residents in Ont. nursing homes," there has been an increase of violence by residents with severe dementia on other residents. There is a debate in Ontario about whether those patients suffering from severe dementia with violent tendencies should be in nursing homes or in separate psychiatric facilities.

Although the story is based on Ontario, these issues are certainly not confined to Ontario.

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