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04/20/2015 18:36 EDT | Updated 06/20/2015 01:12 EDT

Senior left unsupervised in care home fell several times, broke hip: NDP

REGINA - Saskatchewan's Opposition says a 79-year-old woman with dementia was left unsupervised in a care home, leading to a number of falls that left her with bruises and a broken hip.NDP health critic Danielle Chartier raised the case in question period as the latest example of why seniors' care needs to be improved.The party says Louisa Moberly was in a La Ronge facility for two weeks before she broke her hip and had to be hospitalized.Health Minister Dustin Duncan says Moberly's case meets the requirements of a "critical incident" and is being investigated.Opposition Leader Cam Broten has been calling for changes to long-term care for months and cited staff-to-resident ratios as a major problems.Saskatchewan's ombudsman is nearing the end of an investigation into long-term care that was prompted by the death of a 74-year-old woman whose family alleges she was neglected.