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Why are family members being banned from visiting their relatives in long-term care facilities?

The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti

CBC Radio One

Families of seniors in some care homes in Alberta have been banned from seeing their loved ones and say – short of going to court – which some are doing, there is no way to appeal decisions made by staff at those institutions. The program is available on the CBC’s web site. It features interviews with Huguette Hebert, Shauna McHarg, Bill Moore-Kilgannon, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta and Sholom Glouberman, Philosopher in Residence at Baycrest Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, an organization specializing in aging care. Mr. Glouberman is also the President of Patients Canada and the author of “Keepers: Inside Stories from Total Institutions”.

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