Author: Michael Gillan Peckitt

UK & CP born, living in Japan, blogging about disability
Abuse Care Disability Japan

Three residents at Aichi care home for the disabled sent to hospital with “holes in the intestines”, abuse never suspected

Since September 2018, three residents have been transported from the facility as an emergency seven times in total, and all have been diagnosed with holes in the intestines, but the facility did not suspect the possibility of abuse at all.

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IPC confirms “period of stay guidelines” for Tokyo Paralympics

Para athletes taking part in the postponed Tokyo Games have been asked to arrive at the Paralympic village no earlier than seven days before the start of their first event, the International Paralympic Committee said Wednesday. The IPC guidelines are almost identical to those for Olympic athletes announced by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach last week.

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Former temporary worker arrested over alleged abuse at Aichi care home for the disabled, police investigate other possible incidents

A former temporary worker at a facility for the disabled in Higashiura Town, Aichi Prefecture, was arrested on suspicion of injury for kicking the abdomen of a resident in his 50s and causing serious injury. The man subsequently died, and police are investigating whether there are multiple other residents with similar injuries.