“Police say they are investigating reports that door handles were removed from the suites of residents at a retirement home in Courtice, Ont., amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Officers in Durham Region said the incident took place at White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence, and said someone came forward with information about the matter to police. In the letter, the company wrote that ‘a small’ number of door handles were removed within the assisted living household, where some of the home’s most vulnerable residents live.”
On Health Leadership, Advocacy, & Policy: It’s critical that family physicians responsible for overseeing the care of residents in these facilities periodically check in to determine the status of their patients. Forcible confinement is a crime.
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