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Long Term Care Shortages

April and Bob Moore

A family from Sydney is separated this Christmas. April Moore's 82-year-old mother Blanche Abbott has dementia. Blanche is being cared for in an Amherst hospital. April was caring for her mother at home but in July her condition worsened.

Blanche has dementia and other medical problems including heart disease and a lung condition. The only spot available was in an Amherst hospital.

April says her mother is receiving excellent care in Amherst but she's separated from her family. Most of Blanche's relations can't make the more-than-four-hour drive to visit. April and her husband Bob spoke to the CBC's Yvonne Colbert this afternoon.

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