21-year old Ontarian lives in a nursing home: ‘This is not a home, it’s an institution’ says Paige Cunliffe’s Mom

CBC Radio The Current (September 8, 2014)

Like many developmentally disabled people, Paige Cunliffe has found it difficult to find a home. Ontario recognizes the need for better support, but there are an estimated 12,000 developmentally disabled people waiting for a place in group homes.

As part of the « By Design » series The Current examines the growing number of people living in facilities that families argue are simply inappropriate… designed for the elderly.

5,338: The number of people with developmental disabilities — and under the age of 65 — who were admitted to long term care homes in Ontario between 2008 and 2012.

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