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February 23, 2011

An undercover investigation into nursing homes in Canada by the Toronto Star newspaper exposed severe nursing home neglect and has led to the government proposing new regulations for nursing homes.

The new regulations will aim to improve complaint procedures and training for staff, improve food safety and general safety in nursing homes, as well as give large fines for abuse convictions.

The undercover investigation by the Toronto Star found severe neglect of 18 elderly people in a Toronto nursing home. Conditions included residents being cared for by untrained staff, residents being left in soiled diapers for hours, being served bad food, and getting no mental stimulation.

Nursing home abuse is a problem not only in the United States but in many parts of the world. We are fortunate in the U.S. that you can find a qualified nursing home abuse attorney wherever you live. Please visit our nursing home abuse lawyer page if you or a loved one has been abused in a nursing home, and get the help you need.

source: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/942671–stricter-rules-for-retirement-homes-after-horror-stories?bn=1

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