Friday, October 14, 2011

Placement Dispute Keeps Man with Down Syndrome in Hospital for Months

A story from Canada that is just too horrible to ignore.

A 46-year-old man with Down syndrome and dementia has now spent more than five months confined to an acute care ward in Vancouver General Hospital because the B.C. government refuses to move him into a group home, his sister said Thursday.
Mo Gaffney said her brother, John, needs the kind of 24-hour supervision provided at a staffed residential home. She said one agency has offered to place her brother in a group home, but the government wants a home-sharing arrangement, where he would live with an individual or a family.

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