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Crisis In Care: W5

Catalogue Number:  CTV583
Producer:  CTV
Producing Agencies:  CTV
Subject:  Abuse, Health and Medicine, Social Issues
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2013
Running Time:  40:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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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.

Are nursing homes dangerously understaffed? Two personal support workers say they are and how there's no guarantee seniors won't be harmed.

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