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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

Recommendations & Observations For Better Care in Elder Care Facilities

PREPARED BY A CLIENT WHOSE FAMILY MEMBER (Grandpa) WAS IN CARE – CALGARY – – Check if doctor’s Order are being carried out – wound care. check over patients whole body for skin problems. – Government publishes that high needs patients can get up to 8 hours a day direct care – or even more […]

Conservatorship (Guardianship) In The U.S. : Protection Or Exploitation?

Conservatorshipis a legal concept in the United States. A guardian or a protector is appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life of another due to physical or mental limitations, or old age. A person under conservatorship is a “conservatee,” a term that can refer to an adult. Ginger Franklin was […]

Niels Högel Nurse Mass Murderer

Niels Högel Nurse Mass Murderer. Niels Hogel used various drugs to orchestrate cardiac arrests in patients in order to show off his resuscitation skills. Police suspect that Högel’s final death toll may be more than 200, while one spokesperson for a group of the victims’ relatives put the number as high as 300. When Niels […]

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 […]