Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Family Says Woman Died at Calgary Seniors Home from Infected Bed Sores

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Family Says Woman Died at Calgary Seniors Home from Infected Bed Sores

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Another death from bed sores at seniors home

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CALGARY - Another family says a loved one has died of a blood infection from untreated bed sores at a Calgary seniors home.

Wyonne Somers, who was 75, was a resident at McKenzie Town Care Centre and died a month ago.

It's the same place where 73-year-old Violet MacDonald lived before she died in October from blood poisoning caused by untreated bed sores.

Dean Somers says his mother developed a severe urinary infection and leg sores because her diaper was not changed frequently enough.

Revera, the owner of the owner of McKenzie Town Care Centre and 14 other seniors homes in Alberta, apologized "for failing to meet their expectations."

CEO Jeffrey C. Lozon says geriatric expert Dr. Paul Katz has been hired to investigate the care centre to identify any problems and have them quickly fixed.

"The elderly have incredible challenges with frail skin, thin skin, wound care and that sort of idea. Not every wound that occurs is the result of a staffing problem. …

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