Nursing home death investigated

An elderly man died at a nursing home in Beaverbank in October…and RCMP are now investigating.

CBC reports the wife of 79 year old Gordon Birchell complained her husband was pushed by another resident with severe dementia. Birchell was taken to the Cobequid Medical Centre for treatment and then was sent back to the Ivy Meadows home where he died.

The wife says Birchell was repeatedly pushed by this resident, including once when she was present.