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Bill talks with Bob and Norma Silverstein, Cape Breton patient advocates with parents who experienced tragic circumstances in care. Norma’s parents, now passed, were married for 70 years and could not be placed in same nursing home, and her father died of sepsis related to unattended bedsores.

Together with Dr Jeanne Ferguson, Geriatric Specialist in Cape Breton, Bob & Norma have founded Families for Quality Elder Care, an advocacy group for families and elderly patients in care. Our health care system in Nova Scotia is not prepared for both the volume and the complexity of the health needs of our elder citizens.