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Gross Nursing Home Negligence

>MONTREAL — Thirty-one people were found dead in less than a month at a nursing home in Montreal, at least five confirmed to have coronavirus — a powerful Canadian emblem of how nursing homes are among the places hardest hit by the pandemic. In the United States 17 bodies were recently discovered at a long-term […]

Résidence Herron, Montreal

Résidence Herron, a 154-bed private nursing home on Montreal’s West Island. The Quebec coroner, health authorities and the police have launched investigations in the wake of the deaths of 31 residents at a Montreal seniors’ home, where the owners allegedly withheld medical files and staff left their posts amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. […]

Slave Lake , Points West Elder Care

May 01,2020 The untold undignified stories of our Seniors Care Centre Points West in Slave Lake, Alberta. I had my first experience with Points West in Slave Lake with a family of an elder going into care with dementia, I would visit this senior at least four plus times a week. As I visited this […]

Manoir du Lac, McLennan, AB.

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services is taking over Manoir du Lac, a continuing care facility in McLennan that has seen 37 confirmed COVID-19 cases and five deaths due to “inadequate” care standards. Manoir du Lac has 62 residents and employs 70 staff, according to AHS. As of Friday, 26 residents had tested positive for the […]

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