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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 […]

MANITOBA – Adult Abuse Registry

Adult Abuse Registry Description The purpose of the Adult Abuse Registry is to help protect vulnerable adults by allowing employers to screen potential employees and volunteers who want to work with vulnerable people. Coverage The Registry contains names of persons who have been found to have abused or neglected a vulnerable adult, defined under The […]

Ronald Siwicki, Winnipeg, Man.

Ronald Siwicki, Winnipeg, Man. Crown asks for more jail for Winnipeg man who left mother to die on the floor The Manitoba Court of Appeal has reserved its decision on the sentence of a Winnipeg man who left his 89-year-old mother on the floor of their home for several weeks until she died. Ronald Siwicki […]

My Father Ernest Floyd Gagnon

My Father Ernest Floyd Gagnon There he lies or sits in a place built for the forgotten, washed-up people who have reached a point in their lives when they can no longer care for themselves, are no longer useful to society and believed to be nothing but a burden. They are unrecognized as the good, […]

Ontario – 2897 Euthanasia Deaths 2019

    Ontario: 268 people die by euthanasia in the first quarter of 2019. The Ontario Coroner’s Office sent a quarterly report stating that there have been 2897 reported assisted deaths in Ontario since legalization (June 17, 2016) with 268 reported euthanasia deaths in the first three months of 2019. The current rate of euthanasia, […]

A Broken System

    As soon as my dad died, my two siblings took control of mom, who had undiagnosed dementia at the time. They used isolation tactics, misinformation, bullying and chaos. Within a month, mom was suspicious of myself and my sister, believing that we were going to put her into an old folks home, and […]

Scalding Alberta Citizens

  California Victims of Crime Committee Report, Dan Sorensen, noted studies that suggest that 80%-85% of criminal abuse of residents in institutions (an estimates 2.3 million people-US) never reached law enforcement authorities.   In 1989, Jane Doe was found dead in a tub filled with 7 inches of water. The elderly Alzheimer patient had been […]

Lorri Spencer, Discovery Place, Devon

November 13, 2017 Via Facsimile (780) 987 6502 Ms. Lorrie Spencer, Manager, DISCOVERY PLACE, 2 Highwood Blvd, Devon, AB. T9G 2G2 Dear Ms. Spencer: REFERENCE: Letter dated March 1, 2017 addressed to XXXXXXXX (Suite # 101) (letter attached) Ms. XXXXXX has asked me to address the said letter. We are pleased to do so. Your […]

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 […]