Hamilton Spectator: Blanche Dingle died in her Dundas retirement home — and wasn’t found for 36 hours

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To mark World News Day on September 28, 2022, the World News Day campaign is sharing stories that have had a significant social impact. This particular story, which was shared by the Hamilton Spectator, was first published on May 12, 2022.

Inspection reports reveal Amica neglected the 91-year-old resident, failing to do required wellness checks.

Blanche Dingle was the happiest she’d been in a long time during her eight-month stay at the Amica Dundas retirement home. 

Living among friends in her new home, the 91-year-old retired bookkeeper was freed from the pandemic isolation that had steadily chipped away at her mental and emotional well-being… 

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