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Ontario's scandalous non-care for the elderly
From a Toronto Star column:
On paper, Ontario's system for taking care of old people looks superb.
The law sets out what appear to be strict standards for the province's more than 400 long-term care homes that serve the elderly.
There is even a bill of rights for residents of these nursing and old-age homes.
But a story last week in the Star underlines how very fragile these standards can be.
It detailed the horrifying story of a 75-year-old woman who, after breaking her leg earlier this year in a Niagara-on-the-Lake old-age home, endured 24 days of excruciating pain before seeing a doctor.
Sylvia Bailey eventually died March 30 from sepsis, an infection of the blood.