"Retirement homes: Seniors need more protection" - Dale Brazao - Toronto Star

"Retirement homes: Seniors need more protection" - Dale Brazao - Toronto Star

by: Dale Brazao | publication date: October 3, 2010 | Publication: Toronto Star |

"Star reporter Dale Brazao spent a week living undercover in one of Toronto’s worst retirement homes. He found seniors with advanced dementia struggling helplessly, residents sitting for hours in feces-filled diapers, bathrooms without toilet paper or clean towels, bad food, broken appliances and underpaid workers. Yet Elaine Lindo, owner of In Touch Retirement Living, claimed: “We are one of the best in the city and everybody knows that.” The Star has published horror stories like this for years. Yet the abuses continue."

Editorial describing the need to improve retirement home conditions in Ontario, Canada, citing Dale Brazao's undercover work in a Toronto retirement home as evidence.

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