Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nursing-home violence a growing concern

 "Nursing homes are ill-equipped to care for the large number of aggressive residents they house and to keep other occupants safe, industry experts and political critics charge.
New research by the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS) shows that 11 per cent of the 78,000 residents of Ontario long-term-care homes are aggressive.
That number is expected to grow as homes continue to take on more and more complex residents, said OANHSS chief executive officer Donna Rubin."
Nursing-home violence a growing concern, with 11% of residents classed as ‘aggressive’ | Toronto Star: