"Vulnerable residents 'trapped' in interim care home"

"An incontinent man with Alzheimer's repeatedly left in soiled clothes. A head injury not reported to the patient's family. Seniors held in an old, deteriorating building with no sprinklers.

The allegations of neglect and substandard care are contained in letters the families of five patients at a nursing home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., sent to Health Minister Eric Hoskins earlier this month.

The nursing home — Cedarwood Lodge — was opened in 2015 to ease overcrowding at the local hospital by providing temporary stays for alternative-level-of-care patients — those taking up hospital beds because they can't live independently and don't yet have permanent care arrangements."

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