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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 […]

Elder Suicide Berwyn Lodge

Berwyn Autumn Lodge Directive by CAO Richard Walisser, North Peace Housing Foundation Elderly Residents vacate Lodge by September 30, 2017 No discussion with Autumn Lodge residents. Information relayed to seniors by Lodge Manager. No Meeting with Honourable Ms. Lori Sigurdson Minister of Seniors and Housing- Though some Berwyn persons paid $50.00 to attend a “meet […]

Hurricane Irma, nursing home patients die

Eight nursing home residents died in Hollywood, Florida, where oppressive heat & humidity set in after Hurricane Irma knocked out much of the power in the area. The Broward County medical examiner has yet to determine whether all eight deaths are heat-related.Detectives are looking into whether the nursing home broke any laws. “We are … […]

Maria Dumo, May Casimero & Angelina Borja assault elderly

Maria Theresa Dumo, May Casimero and Angelina Borja, Calgary caregivers at Garrison Green CareWest facility who assaulted Ulrich Wissner, 92, sentenced to 60 days They were caught on camera slapping Ulrich Wissner, 92, in Februrary 2014 at the seniors home. Three Calgary care home workers who slapped, splashed and threatened to dump urine on a […]

Elder Abuse Report

W5 nursing home investigation reveals 1,500 cases of staff-to-resident abuse in one year W5 takes a look at the epidemic of abuse at homes meant to care for the elderly and how FRONT LINE WORKERS WALK AWAY WITHOUT REPERCUSSIONS W5 reveals how ill treatment often goes underreported and how abusive workers are protected by secrecy […]

Killam senior assaulted.

An 88 year old senior in the long-term care unit at the Killam Health Care Centre was reported to being assaulted. Charges have been laid against Koren Makarowski & karen Krueber. Koren Makarowski, 39, from Stome, Alta. has been charged with one count of assault. Karen Krueber, 53, from Killam has been charged with three […]

Nursing Home Maggots

The Ottawa police elder-abuse unit is investigating a nursing home after staff discovered maggots had infested a resident’s leg wound, landing the woman in hospital and horrifying her family. The discovery suggests flies laid eggs and larvae hatched in the sore before anyone noticed. It takes days for fly larvae to reach a full-grown stage, […]

End of Life Restrictions

Abuse of Laura Finlay

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society March 18, 2015 Via Facsimile (780) 415 8611 To the Protection For Persons In Care Act abuse line: Complaint against: Patrick McManus, Public Guardian Representative Office of the Public Guardian Reference: Client – Laura Guna Finlay- DOB February 23, 1922 Good Samaritan Wedman House, 10525 19 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB […]

Anne Fedorio dies in explosion at seniors’ home

Bethany Senior Citizens Home at 9920 83 Avenue.- 63 Unit Senior’s Housing Anna Fedorio, 83, died during an explosion and resulting fire on August 2nd, 2011. She is photographed below. The icon of the Blessed Mother with the white flowers was the only item that remained after the horrific bomb blast and fire. The fire […]

David Silver, 78 dies after discharge from hospital

A Winnipeg senior who died on his front walk after being discharged from the Grace Hospital, Winnipeg emergency room in minus 40 weather, wearing slippers, pyjama bottoms and a coat. David Silver, 78, died Dec. 31 after being dropped off by a cab at about 1:30 a.m. He’d just been discharged from the ER, diagnosed […]