Excerpt from: My Kawartha (click for full article)
Public awareness of resident-on-resident attacks at long-term care homes rose in the wake of an attack last week at a Toronto facility that left one elderly woman dead and another beaten. A 72-year-old resident was arrested in connection with the attack.
There is a rally today at Queen's Park organized by Peterborough businessman Camille Parent after his 85-year-old mother was pushed by another resident of her nursing home, leaving her with a broken hip.
Mr. Parent told This Week the rally is a call for the Province to address the lack of funding and staff at homes, something he notes the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has promised since 2003.