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W5 nursing home investigation reveals 1,500 cases of staff-to-resident abuse in one year
W5 takes a look at the epidemic of abuse at homes meant to care for the elderly and how

W5 reveals how ill treatment often goes underreported and how abusive workers are protected
by secrecy and a lack of regulation.
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.

That number is likely higher due to under-reporting of incidents. 12/03/15