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“Provinces face precarious fiscal positions—even post-pandemic”

“PROVINCES FACE PRECARIOUS FISCAL POSITIONS – EVEN POST PANDEMIC” ———– Jake Fuss of the Fraser Institute has written an article citing the high cost of senior health care. He writes:“As the senior population increases in Canada, there will be significant pressure placed on provincial health care budgets. Seniors use more health-care resources than other age […]

BC Postpones Surgeries Due Staff Shortages

OVER 3,000 BC UNVACCINATED HEALTH WORKERS HAVE BEEN PUT ON UNPAID HEALTH LEAVE. — British Columbia hospitals are postponing surgeries due to staffing shortages created by unvaccinated health-care workers who have been put on unpaid leave, says Health Minister Adrian Dix. Dix said Monday that 3,325 health-care workers across the province have not been immunized […]

Firing Health Care Workers Raises Ethical Concerns

FIRING HEALTH CARE WORKERS WHO REFUSE VACCINATION RAISES ETHICAL CONCERNS experts ==== ‘I get very uncomfortable with people being fired over this,’ says bioethicist Kerry Bowman Would you refuse the COVID-19 vaccine at the risk of losing your job? That’s a question thousands of unvaccinated Canadian health-care workers are grappling with. (Tara Walton/The Canadian Press) […]

Quebec High Covid-19 Death Toll

11,289 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN QUEBEC of COVID-19, many of them RESIDENTS IN LONG TERM CARE HOMES —– Disorganized elder care in Quebec contributed to COVID 19 death toll: report Castonguay released preliminary report on state of health and social services network for seniors Quebec’s health and welfare commissioner says the disorganized and poorly evaluated […]

Half a Century of Deadly Senior Neglect

In December 2004 at the Jubilee Lodge Nursing Home, Edmonton, Jenny Nelson, an alzheimer patient was placed in a bath chair and slowly lowered into a tub of scalding hot water. She died. In December 2020, at the Cedars Villa Nursing Home, Calgary, on a cold wintry night, windchill -16, a 91 year old dementia […]

St. Albert Firefighters Battled Massive Blaze at Seniors Facility

St. Albert Firefighters Battled Massive Blaze at Seniors Care Facility A massive blaze at a St. Albert long-term care home has displaced more than 100 seniors who have been forced to find lodging elsewhere. St. Albert RCMP received a call to assist the local fire service with a structure fire at the Citadel Mews located […]

ACCOUNTABILITY

Subject: ACCOUNTABILITY Date: March 10, 2021 at 3:02:40 PM MST To: Minister of Justice: Health Minister: Seniors Minister: Please allow us to bring to your attention the following issues: 1) REFERENCE: ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES (AHS) CANCELS CONTRACT WITH CALGARY MILLRISE SENIORS VILLAGE. Millrise Seniors Village 14911 – 5th Street S.W. Calgary, AB. Head Office – […]

Millrise Seniors Village

MILLRISE SENIORS VILLAGE, CALGARY, AB. REFERENCE: “Alberta Health Services (AHS) cancels contract with Calgary long term care facility”, ——————- Millrise Seniors Village 14911 – 5th Street S.W. Calgary, AB. Head Office – Retirement Concepts – 1818-701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver BC, V7Y 1C6 Ph. 604.662.4969 ) managed by West Coast Seniors Housing Management, owner (Chinese) […]

A Shocking Parallel

In December 2004 at the Jubilee Lodge Nursing Home,Edmonton, Jenny Nelson was placed in a bath chair and slowly lowered into a tub of scalding hot water. She died In December 2020, at the Cedars Villa Nursing Home, Calgary, on a cold wintry night, windchill -22, a 91 year old dementia patient from a locked […]

91-year-old woman dies after being found in frigid temperatures outside LTC home.

EXTENDICARE CEDARS VILLA. Calgary police Officers were called to Extendicare Cedars Villa, in the 3300 block of Eighth Avenue SW in the community of Spruce Cliff, at around 4:45 a.m. Staff called police to report a missing person after realizing tha senior resident was not in her room during nightly rounds at the care home. […]

90 yr. old Chooses Euthanasia Rather than Lock-down

90-Year OLD LONG TERM CARE RESIDENT, WHO WAS NOT CHRONICALLY ILL OR DYING, DIED LAST MONTH BY EUTHANASIA (MAID) TO AVOID LIVING THROUGH NOTHER COVID -19 LOCK-DOWN. From June 17, 2016 to October 31, 2020, there were 6266 reported assisted deaths in Ontario. Canada’s parliament is currently debating Bill C-7, a bill to expand (MAiD) […]

Alberta’s COVID-19 Outbreak Forces Closure of Over 500 Continuing Care Beds

Widespread outbreaks of the coronavirus in Alberta’s continuing care network have forced operators to close hundreds of beds in their facilities, creating a bottleneck in the broader health care system that could soon translate to reduced access to elective surgeries and other procedures. Continuing care facilities across the province have collectively closed more than 500 […]

Labelled Incompetent, Elders Fight For Control

PATRICK WHITE PUBLISHED AUGUST 30, 2007 UPDATED AUGUST 30, 2007 PUBLISHED AUGUST 30, 2007 This article was published more than 10 years ago. Shortly after she suffered a stroke in 2001, Flora L’Heureux was shown a single document that turned her life upside down. The paper, called a Form 1, stated that she had “poor […]

Covid Denies Seniors Rights.

I spoke with a lady whom i have known for many years, (by telephone), who is in a locked unit (Edmonton) who strongly told me, “We can’t go outside now.”no fresh air, no exercise, for we do not know how long. She is locked up and keenly experiences it. This was a person who in […]

Abuse of Power

To whom it may concern, ABUSE OF POWER: SENIORS THREATENED WITH EVICTION. I writing this text over concerns about how some of the residents of ______ Lodge in _____, AB have been treated as the restrictions around COVID-19 have lighten a bit. It seems that the management at the ________ lodge have increased restriction rules […]