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Wettlaufer inquiry could mean big changes for long-term care facilities

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:33 AM | By Denise Koster

One of the most agonizing decisions that an individual has to make is admitting a family member into a long-term care facility. There is often shame and guilt associated with placing a loved one in the hands of “professional strangers.”

This process is made even more difficult by the fact society believes that families should care for their elderly parents or relatives at home. By default, families are forced to put faith and trust in the fact that their family member will be safe and well...