Crisis In Care: W5
Catalogue Number: CTV583
Subject: Abuse, Health and Medicine, Social Issues
Grade Level: Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2013
Running Time: 40:00
Closed Captions: Yes
A family fights for justice after 68-year-old Frank Piccolo was brutally attacked by a fellow resident in a Toronto long-term care facility. It's estimated there are more than 10,000 resident-on-resident altercations in a year and there's no apparent justice for helpless victims.
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