A 73-year-old Calgary woman is one of many abused and neglected elderly residents suffering at long-care facilities across Alberta. Violet MacDonald was left in a soiled diaper for two days after resisting care at the facility.
In addition to being forced to remain in a soiled diaper for two days, the woman suffered severe blood poisoning when her bandages were not changed. She was rushed to the hospital, where they found numerous bedsores and indicated to authorities that she had not been provided with adequate medical attention.
Although the dementia patient occasionally refused care, the facility is required by law to provide adequate medical attention including changing of bandages and changing of diapers. The Minister of Health has apologized to the family for a failed system, one he intends to mend with an expansion of the Health Quality Council.
The 73-year-old woman was treated for five months for her infection. She was sent back to the same facility that abused her, and has since died of other causes.
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