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Seniors’ clinic shut down

“The system is failing this population.” Dr. David Duke Alberta Government shuts down Seniors Clinic in northeast Edmonton A clinic that provides specialty care to frail seniors in northeast Edmonton is losing its only two medical staff. A clinic that’s cared for thousands of seniors in northeast Edmonton will stop providing medical services on March […]

Abuse of Sears employees

“While 2,900 Sears Canada employees have lost their jobs, benefits and pension plans, the company’s CEO and senior managers received bonuses. The terminated employees will not be getting any severance pay and will lose all benefits and pension plans. The retail chain will pay up to $9.2 million in retention bonuses to 43 executives and […]

Elder Abuse of Alberta’s Senior Drivers

Testing senior drivers constitutes elder abuse Requiring a senior, who Is in good health, has never had a car accident who maybe fully employed, to make an appointment with a medical doctor for a medical examination, so that he /she can renew their driving license, constitutes elder abuse. It is now widely known that seniors […]

Mourning Closure Autumn Lodge

Residents mourn closure of Autumn Lodge, Berwyn. Flag is flying half mast. FAIRVIEW – Bill Rowe who lowered flag at flag pole at Autumn Lodge in Berwyn Feb. 20 which was flying the flag at half mast, mourning the announced closure of Autumn Lodge. Rowe explained he helped get the flag pole installed about five […]

Berwyn Autumn Lodge Closure

Honourable Ms . Margaret McQuaig-Boyd disappointed Autumn Lodge offer rejected. The MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley says she is disappointed an offer to postpone the closure of Autumn Lodge in Berwyn has been rejected. In a Facebook post from yesterday, Marg McCuaig-Boyd says the North Peace Housing Foundation has turned down what she calls “the government’s […]

Elder Abuse Up 148%

Staff-to-resident abuse in long-term care homes up 148% from 2011 (and that is just what we know) “Die, die you bitch. You’ve got to die now.” The words were spoken to a disabled woman, 86, by the personal support worker (PSW) who had been caring for her for years. Viola cannot move or speak due […]

Senior abuse up 148%.

ABUSERS NOT HELD ACCOUNTABLE Staff-to-resident abuse in long-term care homes up 148% from 2011 “Die, die you bitch. You’ve got to die now.” The words were spoken to a disabled woman, 86, by the personal support worker (PSW) who had been caring for her for years. Viola cannot move or speak due to a traumatic […]

Mark Donald Roy, convicted of assault

Mark Donald Roy was convicted of assault in 2016, according to New Brunswick provincial court and the RCMP. The assault happened on Aug. 22, 2015, the same day Roy was working as a resident attendant at the Campbellton Nursing Home. The nursing home suspended Roy and then fired him a few days later. The incident […]

City Bylaw Abuses its’ Citizens

“My folks have a sad situation at hand in which they feel they have been discriminated against because of their age, eccentric ways and mental illness. They were mislead and mistreated by your department which has now created continued hardship for them. They have not been heard and feel dismissed. They feel victimized, bullied, violated […]

North Peace Housing Foundation

North Peace Housing Foundation continues to bully and abuse seniors February 15, 2018 (NPHF) 6780 – 103 Avenue Peace River, Alberta T8S 0B6 The following is a quote from an article in MILE ZERO NEWS February 14, 2018. “After Reese read the offer, the board agreed it was unclear as to whether the offer was […]

Adult Guardianship & Trusteeship Act, Unjust legislation

The Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act is unjust legislation that disregards citizenship rights and violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” said Ruth Maria Adria, an advocate with the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society. The society receives and investigates complaints of elder mistreatment. The Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act replaces the 30-year old Dependent Adults […]

Banned From My Mother’s Death Bed

My Mom died one year ago. Last year, I made dozens of phone calls to staff in many different government departments and Alberta Health Services, begging that my restricted visiting hours not be enforced during my Mom’s end of life. Ultimately Covenant Health’s Edmonton General would not cooperate, I was only permitted to see her […]

General Hospital Neglect

Complaint Received By Email XXXXXXXXX, has Alzeimers and is a resident of the General Hospital. XXXXXX has been there for 9 months and in those 9 months confined to a wheelchair from 8am to 8pm, in a Depends that was not changed until a week ago (9 months in a depends all day). I have […]

Eviction of Elderly

BERWYN AUTUMN LODGE North Peace Housing Foundation (NPHF) Numbers of the residents at Berwyn Autumn Lodge are typical lodge residents. They are frail, elderly and in fragile health. That is why they live in a lodge. It must be understood that when older persons enter some form of senior’s housing it is for the reason […]

Berwyn Autumn Lodge

Berwyn Autumn Lodge HISTORY We allege that with full knowledge, CAO Richard Walisser, provided a Directive to the Residents of the Berwyn Autumn Lodge on July 7, 2017, that they must vacate the Lodge, by September 30th, 2017. During the week of the 10th to 14th of July, 2017, seniors were taken by Foundation staff […]