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More than 2,900 Ontarians with developmental disabilities live in long-term care facilities

Global News | July 22, 2016, Written by Christina Stevens

Since the province closed down institutions a decade ago, a lack of residential placements and community supports has resulted in individuals who are developmentally delayed being moved into seniors’ homes.

“They’ve become dumping grounds, sadly,” said Patricia Spindel, an expert in Community Health and Developmental Services.

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Teresa admitted to nursing home

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Alberta opposition wants probe into reports of deaths of care-home patients

Medicine Hat News (August 21, 2014) – Written by The Canadian Press

Alberta’s opposition parties want an investigation into reports that five people have died after being transferred from a care home for the severely disabled in Red Deer.

Residents of the Michener Centre are being moved to community group homes as part of a government plan to close much of the facility to save money.

New Democrat David Eggen says the reports suggest that five of 41 people who have been transferred in recent months have died. [Read the full story here]

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