Abusive Care: W5
Catalogue Number: CTV660
Subject: Abuse, Criminal Justice & Law, Current Events, Health and Medicine, Social Issues
Grade Level: Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2015
Running Time: 40:00
Closed Captions: Yes
Over the course of a one year investigation, W5 uncovered at least 1,500 cases of staff-to-resident abuse and neglect in nursing homes across Canada in 2013. That number is likely higher due to under-reporting of incidents.
W5 obtained the data by filing access-to-information requests with 42 provincial, territorial and regional health authorities seeking statistical information and incident reports of staff-to-resident abuse for the 2013 calendar year.
Behind the sad statistics are the stories that become sadder when they’re investigated and the details become known. W5 takes a look at the epidemic of abuse at homes meant to care for the elderly and how front-line workers walk away without repercussions. Ill treatment often goes underreported and abusive workers are protected by secrecy and a lack of regulation.
One family is demanding action from the government after their trust was betrayed and a loved one suffered needlessly in her dying days.
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