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Seniors' home gets OK for new residents after death of untended man

05/03/2013 07:46 EDT | Updated 07/03/2013 05:12 EDT
KELOWNA, B.C. - Health officials are allowing a seniors' home in B.C.'s Okanagan to accept new residents after making changes following the death of a 91-year-old man last year.

The staff at Summerland Village failed to check on Alfredo Bonaldi in his room for several days last November, even though he wasn't showing up for meals in the facility's dining room.

When family members finally entered his suite, he was found in grave condition and later died in hospital.

The Interior Health Authority stepped in and appointed an administrator to oversee the facility while it investigated.

As a result of the probe, the operator of the home was ordered to increase staffing, improve nursing oversight and support for staff, and make less use of restraints.

The authority says with the changes Summerland Village can now accept new residents again, but officials will continue to monitor the home. (CKOR)

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