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Nursing home violence on the rise: Dementia seen as contributing factor

Andrew Duffy, The Ottawa Citizen

A 2005 inquest into a double murder at the Casa Verde Nursing Home in Toronto produced 85 recommendations. The inquest called for better behavioural assessments, specialized units for aggressive residents, more nursing care, training and funding. Health care unions have argued that the level of violence is exacerbated by chronic understaffing and insufficient training.

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