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CBC: ‘It is heartbreaking’: Violence at Winnipeg nursing homes causes 500 injuries to residents in 2 years

January 29, 2018 — 

As CBC reports:

Residents are routinely abusing or assaulting other residents in Manitoba personal care homes, leading to two deaths in 2016 and more than 500 cases of injury in Winnipeg alone over the last two years, CBC News has learned….

There are 5,700 residents in Winnipeg homes. 

“The baby boomers, the people born 1945 to 1963 — you can do the math — are getting into that period where they are going to be more likely to have dementia, and so there is going to be more people with the condition,” said Dr. Barry Campbell, with the University of Manitoba’s geriatric psychiatry program.

“There’s anxiety, there’s psychosis, there’s depression, there’s apathy — there’s a whole range of behavioural symptoms that people have. Those events are not really increasing — it’s the number of people that are increasing.”

 

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