Daughter says 'smell of death' in father's room, forgotten by care home staff

Daybreak Kamloops

Putting your loved ones in a care home is a heart-wrenching decision, but it's often done with the belief that they will receive better care than living on their own. This next story may challenge that perception. Ninety-two-year-old Alfredo Bonaldi is now in hospital in Penticton, unable to speak, his kidneys shut down from a serious infection. He had been living at Summerland Seniors Village until a week ago, when he was found by family members in his room, near death. He had stopped showing up for meals -- but staff never noticed.

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