by Burke Speaker | September 10, 2013 9:50 am
A Canadian nursing home patient with dementia is being treated for an infection following an incident in which a staff member found mice nibbling on her face.
Because of the woman’s disabilities she was unable to remove the mice on her own.
An advocacy group released the news of what happened at St. Therese Villa in Alberta.
“We found out that last Sunday … one of the staff of that facility walked into this resident’s room and found mice nibbling on her face,” Sandra Azocar, executive director of Friends of Medicare told the Canadian Press.
“The lady was in fact bitten and now she’s been medically treated for that … I’m completely horrified. I think it’s beyond words. I can’t imagine being that lady who had this happen to her.”
From the Canadian Press:
Staff at the 200-bed facility operated by Covenant Health first complained about mice about a year ago, Azocar said. She added the care centre, built in 2008, also has had a bedbug infestation for about nine months.
No one at Covenant Health or St. Therese could be reached for comment.
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