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Ignored Senior dies in hospital

Alfredo Bonaldi has died. Bonaldi was the 91-year-old who was left unattended for days at a care home in Summerland.

At the time of his discovery Bonaldi’s daughters said their father stopped showing up for meals last week at his assisted-living residence, the Summerland Seniors Village, but nobody bothered to check up on him.

Staff even failed to investigate after Bonaldi’s fellow patients noticed his absence.

“The dementia people were asking why he wasn’t at the table, and no inquiries were made,” daughter Edi Inglis told CTV News.

“When my husband opened the door, he said that he thought he was gone already,” Inglis said.
Bonaldi was found suffering from kidney failure and an infection. He was taken to Penticton Regional Hospital for treatment, but remains close to death.

The care home, which is operated by Retirement Concepts, has recently been subject to two surprise inspections. In both cases, it was found to be out of compliance on its standards of care.

Tony Baena, a Retirement Concepts spokesman in Toronto, told CTV News the company is working to determine how Bonaldi fell through the cracks.

We are waiting to hear back from the RCMP to see if there are any charges being considered.




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