At the convergence of the opioid crisis, mental health crisis, housing crisis and a rapidly aging population are vulnerable seniors like Melanie Keays of Surrey, B.C., who are bounced between emergency rooms and homeless shelters — sometimes twice in one day. And while hospitals say the patients they discharge are ‘medically stable,’ shelters say they’re too sick for staff to care for.  Read the rest of this article at The Toronto Star…

Image: Melanie Keays is a 64-year-old who lives in a Surrey homeless shelter. For two years ago, she has been repeatedly bounced between shelters and hospitals, unable to find a stable place to live.  (Jesse Winter / Star Metro)