Alfredo Bonaldi was found lying in his own excrement by family members who later discovered he was absent from regular meals for more than three days. Staff had not checked on the man.
"An overall review of the residential care section of the facility was already underway," Regional Director of Residential Services Karen Bloemink, Regional Director said in a press release. "However, in light of recent concerns brought to us, we believe additional steps are required and we want to assure residents living at Summerland Seniors Village and their loved ones that we are taking these concerns seriously."
In addition to having a clinical consultant on site, the Ministry of Health is also investigating.Ê The Ministry of Health will be sending an inspector to the facility on Monday.
According to the release, Summerland Seniors Village and the company that own the facility, Retirement Concepts, are cooperating fully with this work.
Summerland Seniors Village has been under scrutiny in the past. In 2006, three staff members resigned when explicit photos of residents were taken with cell phones and circulated. Later that year a care aide worker was dismissed for rough treatment of residents. In 3007 an employee pleaded guilty to stealing and using resident's credit cards.