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Deadly Seroquel, Bastion Place, BC

Reduced Staffing Levels, Increased Medicating of Patients     Seroquel (Quetiapine) is an anti-psychotic drug, whose use has been banned in the U.S.   Trade-off that is made between increased staffing and better control of patient behaviour;   It may be July, but snow is the word that reverberates through Dina Loeb’s head. Her father, […]

Bastion Place, BEATINGS, Salmon Arm

Beatings at Salmon Arm nursing home due to low staffing, families say Two families are blaming low staffing levels at the Bastion Place nursing home in Salmon Arm, B.C.,for two brutal assassaults on their elderly relatives. Tilly Nightingale, 97, was found on the floor of her room at the Bastion Place nursing home in Salmon […]

Dr. Edward Redshaw, Advocacy

Dear Friends: I was going through my advocacy communications, which date back many years, when I came across this one. Thought I would share it with you. With the passage of time and the incoming residents requiring increasingly more care from staff whose numbers and funding are not concurrently increasing it appears that we are […]

Divorce by Nursing Home

Necessary care forces Oyen couple apart DEATH HAS NOT PARTED AN OYEN COUPLE AFTER 54 YEARS OF MARRIAGE BUT ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES HAS. By Giilian Slade, Medicine Hat News Gary Davis and his wife have a home in Oyen. After his wife was treated in hospital a few months ago, and her needs assessed, she […]

Hidden Patient

Confidential Patient Vera was a frail elder but living independently on her own, made her own meals, did her own laundry. She had homecare visits three times a day, a social worker visited once a week. She had authorized a Personal Directive and named son XXXX as her agent. This story involved a large estate. […]

Bill Rowe from the Berwyn Autumn Lodge

Bill Rowe from the Berwyn Autumn Lodge. If someone claims sexual abuse today, the RCMP come running, the media starts taking notes and the world starts to tune into the issue, meanwhile SENIORS MENTAL ABUSE gets ignored My name is Bill Rowe, I am being abused and this is my story. I hope someone is […]

Shocking Elder Abuse and Professional Incompetency

February 10, 2011 We submit that the present process of assessing competency is a pseudo science and could be perceived as an industry, a lucrative, non-regulated industry. Ms. Cathy Penner, Community nurse, Geriatric psychiatry, 9942 108 Street, Edmonton, AB. Ms. Mryna Boily, Manager Geriatric psychiatry, Alberta Health Services 9942 108 Street, Edmonton, AB. Ms. Charlotte […]

MYRTLE HOFER-UNBELIEVABLE ACCOUNT OF COLLUSION AND ELDER ABUSE

Public Guardian Abuse of Myrtle Hofer AN UNBELIEVABLE ACCOUNT OF COLLUSION AND ELDER ABUSE Court of Queens Bench, Surrogate Court Lethbridge Tuesday August 17, 2010 @ 10:00AM Myrtle Hofer, 87 years old The government has seriously bullied Mrs. Hofer, apprehending abducting her, June 18, 2010, with two RCMP officers and detaining her for the past […]

City Harasses Autistic Senior

ELDER ABUSE November 28, 2013 Peter Kiernan, City of Edmonton, safety Codes Officer was notified by written letter that the domicile of the autistic senior 1) has no tenants, 2) 2) has never had tenants, 3) 3) collects no rent, 4) 4) has never collected rent and 5) has no intent to establish any sort […]

Assault, Unlawful Detention, Alberta Hospital

HAND DELIVERED September 5, 2008 ATTENTION: Detective Pat Bruni, Criminal Investigation Section Edmonton Police Service, North Division 14203 50th Street, Edmonton, AB. T5H 0H7 Dear Detective Bruni: Alexander Doull, Alberta Hospital Edmonton Thank you for meeting with us, with Mrs Ruth Doull, and David Doull on Friday, August 29th, 2008, in order to discuss the […]

Abuse disregarded by government

Elder abuse at Autumn Lodge disregarded by government. Minister Hoffman, Sarah, I watched you in the Assembly today and I saw and heard how strong you felt about Women and their rights and that you would stand up for them. I wonder if you would take time to consider that the majority of the Seniors […]

Homeless Shelter for Elderly

COVENANT HEALTH HREATENINS FRAIL ELDERLY Hi Elder Advocates: I am writing on behalf of my parents, who are in their 80s and live in Edmonton My mom has mobility and multiple other health problems and is incontinent and my dad’s faculties are declining, he has high blood pressure and is under a crushing amount of […]

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 […]