Camera Reveals Shocking Abuse in Long-Term Care
The workers were 'suspended'
PSWs have minimum education (gr. 12 with college certificate courses in some cases), and can be poorly trained and are poorly paid, depending upon the employer. There is no requirement for in-service education, although the good employers demand it.
Perhaps Fleming College should reconsider their partnership.
These staff members need to be fired and blacklisted, although there is no way to track PSWs.
This facility is in Peterborough, Ontario.
Their website says,
St. Joseph's at Fleming is ... a partnership between Marycrest Home of the Aged, Anson House, and Fleming College. A shining new example of excellence in long-term care and a model for future partnerships between long-term care and education, St. Joseph's at Fleming is setting the standard for compassionate care and innovation.
In February CHEX brought you the story of Hellen Macdonald. She suffered severe facial bruising and a broken hip at the hands of another resident of the long term care facility she lives in. Her son was not happy with how the incidents were handled by St. Josephs at Fleming, and the Ministry of Health. Camille Parent could no longer stand by and watch his mother suffer. So he installed a hidden video camera in her room in late April. What the video shows is alarming...
Apr 11, 2013 – Gerry Mason holds a photo of his mother, Elieen Mason, 91, who died yesterday from injuries during an alleged fall at St. Joseph's at Fleming