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One in five nursing home residents abused by other residents

June 14, 2016

Reuters | June. 13, 2016

Families should look for nursing homes with rooms or units set aside for dementia patients or residents prone to aggressive behaviors,” said Dr. Janice Du Mont, a public health researcher at the University of Toronto who wasn’t involved in the study. “During a tour, see if there is adequate open space or if the facility feels overcrowded,” Du Mont added by email. “Assess how many residents are in each room, if there are separated recreational areas, and how many staff you see on duty.” Read more.