February 1, 2017 6:26 am
Updated: February 1, 2017 5:00 pm

Ontario man charged with manslaughter after alleged assault in long-term care home

WATCH ABOVE: An 82-year-old man at a seniors' home in Mississauga is facing a manslaughter charge after he allegedly assaulting a fellow senior resident. Cindy Pom reports.

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Police say an 82-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a man who was allegedly assaulted in a long-term care home in Mississauga, Ont.

Peel Regional Police say the incident happened in November, when 79-year-old Keith Wood fell to the ground after being struck.

They say Wood suffered blunt force trauma to the head and was taken to hospital.

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Two weeks later, he died of his injuries.

Investigators say Arnold Kendall was charged with manslaughter on Tuesday.

Both the victim and the accused were residents of the home.

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Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care released a statement Wednesday saying it’s investigating and it will release the results publicly.

“The ministry takes incidents involving the injury or death of a resident very seriously and conducts an immediate inspection if we receive information that there is serious harm, or risk of serious harm, to a resident. Ministry inspectors have conducted an inspection in relation to this incident,” spokesman David Jensen told Global News.

“The care, dignity and safety of residents living in long-term care (LTC) homes in Ontario remains a top priority for the government, and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is committed to protecting residents and enhancing the quality of life in LTC homes.”

Cindy Pom contributed to this report.

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