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A 95-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his female carer died when she suffered head injuries. It is thought that her injuries were sustained at a residential address where she was working as a carer. The 95-year-old has been taken to hospital as a precaution due to a pre-existing condition where he will remain pending transfer to a location where his complex health and care needs can be managed. Reports have emerged that he was suffering from dementia. Police have bailed him while enquiries continue.

‘Dr. Deb’ retires after 34 years with Victoria Hospice

A 77-year-old man has died in hospital after being struck repeatedly by a fellow resident in a dementia residential home. The suspect, whose initials are P.S., is currently being kept in custody that can last up to 30 days. The victim, Z.K., died from a brain hemorrhage. P.S. assaulted Z.K. after an altercation over a TV remote control, “as they were unable to agree on which program to watch.”

HCP, Inc. says Mike McKee will step down from his role as Executive Chairman.

Michael Barrett is out as boss of South West Local Health Integration Network.

An email miscommunication led to an outbreak of norovirus that affected more than 100 people at a long-term care facility in Rouyn-Noranda in early August. Patients and staff at the home were served peach and raspberry compote on Aug. 2 and 4. A few hours later, 26 people showed symptoms of gastroenteritis. Over the next 10 days, between Aug. 4 and 14, 61 patients and 48 employees at the facility fell ill. The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region had been notified that the raspberries were subject to a recall because they were suspected of being contaminated with norovirus. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency emailed the facility about the recall on July 20, according to access to information requests. But that email was only sent to one person and that person didn’t relay the information to the kitchen staff. The facility wouldn’t say why the message didn’t get to the kitchen.

The family of a dementia patient at a city-run long-term care home is upset over what they’re calling the “Club Med sentence” handed down Friday to the personal support worker seen on video punching the elderly man in the head. Jie Xiao, 44, pleaded guilty in July to one count of assault in connection to the March attack on 89-year-old Georges Karam at the Garry J. Armstrong facility on Island Lodge Road. The victim’s family, with permission from the home, had installed a surveillance camera after Karam suffered unexplained cuts and bruises to his face. In the video that led to Xiao’s conviction, he’s seen striking Karam 11 times with both a fist and the back of his hand while Karam lies on his bed. On Friday Xiao was sentenced to 90 days in jail, to be served intermittently two days a week and followed by 18 months probation. Xiao must also seek counselling, cannot contact the victim or the family, and is prohibited from using a firearm. The Crown had asked for a three-month sentence, served continuously.

The board of directors of LOFT Community Services has announced the upcoming retirement of CEO Terry McCullum.