CTV News Video: W5 nursing home investigation reveals 1,500 cases of staff-to-resident abuse in one year

CTV’s W5 Investigative Report

Over the course of a one-year investigation, W5 uncovered 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. In the April 11 report, three stories are reported in detail, beginning with the story of Helen MacDonald, resident at St. Joseph’s at Fleming in Peterborough, ON. Her story gained national prominence when her son, Camille Parent, exposed staff misconduct captured by a hidden camera he installed after nobody at the home could explain his mom’s black eye and bruising.

You can view the televised report here: