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Karen Patching removed mother from Columbia Age Care Home

KAREN PATCHING REMOVED MOTHER FROM SENIORS CARE FACILITY My mother has been a resident of the Age Care facility in West Lethbridge, Alberta, for 4 of the past 5 years. Due to the danger that Columbia Age Care has put my mother in by not caring for her properly and by not quickly enacting the […]

Global Pandemic: Licensing Senior Drivers

Despite a global pandemic, the requirement for older Albertans to have their driving license renewed by a medical doctor, continues to be in effect. We have also learned that at the end of this month, they will have to pay for the medical examination necessary for the license renewal. Therefore in practice, an Albertan, who […]

‘POISON PILL’ FOR SENIORS

Dutch to offer ‘poison pill’ to healthy seniors who want to die   The Dutch government has published a study that shows how many people want to end their own lives, prompting a political party to provide suicide pills for the elderly.   THE HAGUE The Dutch government has published a study that shows how […]

Unlawful Confinement of Senior

This formal complaint is a recent development in the ongoing history of Dora Cinciruk. December 28, 2012 Dr. Douglas Faulder, Medical Director, Capital Care Norwood Chief of Police, Mr. Rod Knecht Edmonton Police Service, Dr. Chris Eagle CEO Alberta Health Services Re: Dora (Eudokia) Cinciruk – UNLAWFULLY CONFINED Resident # 219 2 N. Capital Care. […]

DriveABLE- Angry Senior Sues

DriveABLE- Angry Senior Sues Over License Ordeal Seniors find getting licence back can be nearly impossible BY CHRIS ZDEB EIGHT MONTHS NIGHTMARE TO RENEW DRIVING LICENSE An Alberta senior is suing Alberta Transportation, his former family doctor, and the creators of two cognitive assessment of safe driving tests after having to spend eight months and […]

Cynthia Hamelin Murders Seniors

Cynthia Hamelin, a 49-year-old woman of Edmonton, Alberta is facing a first-degree murder charge after she allegedly broke into a senior’s home and assaulted a woman who later died of pneumonia caused by blunt force trauma. VICTIM DIED IN HOSPITAL IN AUGUST On July 20, Edmonton police were called to a senior’s home near 95 […]

Bed Bug Infested, Cascades Nursing Home, Chilliwack,

Sienna Senior Living apologizes to family, admits actions ‘should have been better’ CHARGES SHOULD HAVE BEEN LAID AGAINST OFFENDING STAFF     Rita Bedford, 94, was confined to a bedbug-infested room in a B.C. nursing home for two weeks over the Christmas holidays. Staff claim they were instructed by management to lie to Bedford, telling […]

Animal cruelty

City police issue animal cruelty warrants after dozens of cats euthanized Edmonton police have issued warrants for the arrest of two women after dozens of cats had to be euthanized over serious health issues. Edmonton animal care and control peace officers found multiple cats living in “deplorable conditions” while conducting a search warrant with Edmonton […]

Family Violence Against Seniors

Police-reported Family Violence Against Seniors Abuse of seniors is defined as “a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person” (World Health Organization 2002). This type of abuse can take on many forms, including […]

Nursing Home Abuse kept Hidden

Details of abuse in nursing homes kept from public Incident reports obtained by CBC News reveal previously secret allegations of physical, verbal abuse In one year, the New Brunswick government recorded more than a dozen allegations of staff physically or verbally abusing elderly residents inside nursing homes. The cases include incidents where staff members were […]

The Last Difficult Days of Willi Stratkotter

A family’s concern

Recommendations & Observations For Better Care in Elder Care Facilities

PREPARED BY A CLIENT WHOSE FAMILY MEMBER (Grandpa) WAS IN CARE – CALGARY – – Check if doctor’s Order are being carried out – wound care. check over patients whole body for skin problems. – Government publishes that high needs patients can get up to 8 hours a day direct care – or even more […]

Conservatorship (Guardianship) In The U.S. : Protection Or Exploitation?

Conservatorshipis a legal concept in the United States. A guardian or a protector is appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life of another due to physical or mental limitations, or old age. A person under conservatorship is a “conservatee,” a term that can refer to an adult. Ginger Franklin was […]

Niels Högel Nurse Mass Murderer

Niels Högel Nurse Mass Murderer. Niels Hogel used various drugs to orchestrate cardiac arrests in patients in order to show off his resuscitation skills. Police suspect that Högel’s final death toll may be more than 200, while one spokesperson for a group of the victims’ relatives put the number as high as 300. When Niels […]

Revera, Bow – Crest, Calgary

Hello, My grandfather passed away a year ago. – the diaper has to be 75% full before changing it. – leaving him in a wheelchair up to 6 hours at a time – some people sit in the chair all day. – not spending proper time to fed. – placing him in a sling that […]