Mice nibble dementia patient's face
Sep 9, 2013 / 6:32 am
A dementia patient at a long-term care home in southern Alberta is recovering after a staff member found mice nibbling her face.
Friends of Medicare say it happened at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge on Sept. 1.
Sandra Azocar says it's hard to believe and calls what happened -- quote -- ''horrifying."
She says staff at the Convenant Health facility first complained about mice about a year ago.
Azocar says the woman who was bit in the face is recovering and is doing OK.
No one at Convenant Health could be reached for comment.
Their website states:
'St. Therese Villa is a Designated Assisted Living (DAL) facility that serves over 200 residents of Southern Alberta. It is a facility designed to meet and support resident wellness and independence while providing quality care in a supportive and caring environment. The facility includes 124 private studio suites, 16 couple suites and 60 secure dementia suites, each with a private bathroom and shower. St. Therese Villa is owned and operated by St. Michael’s Health Centre.'
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