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Charges laid against Sharon Home over resident’s death

Private criminal charges have been laid against the Sharon Home in connection with the death of a resident last year. The Sharon Home has been accused of criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm in the death of 93-year-old Lilyan Peck on Oct. 19. Lawyer Harvey Berkal, whose father Rabbi Louis Berkal […]

Visitation, recreation refused at Villa Caritas

Please be advised that your staff have been isolating Ms. P, disallowing her to attend recreation activities.

Cold Rooms at Villa Caritas

On October 28, 2011, after we had made a number of complaints, the temperature was turned up to reasonable heat. Said Resident finally felt that she could take a shower which she did.

Unlawful Apprehension and Detainment

The following is an account of a senior’s terrifying ordeal at the hands of society’s advocates/ protectors/ professionals. It was physicians / psychiatrists, nurses, police, security staff, senior management staff who deliberately and with intent suspended the rights of N. S. and arbitrarily detained him.

Gloria Pickles: Human Rights Complaint at Villa Caritas

Alleging that since November 2009, until the present, these persons have totally and egregiously contravened the rights of Gloria Pickles…

Pair trying to stay together

A 93-year-old Edmonton Senior is begging Capital Care not to ship her dying husband across the city…

Unprovoked banning of visitor at Caritas Hospitals

I was sitting quietly with a dying man, Konstanty (Ken) Stankiewicz on the evening of the 24th of October (He died on the 26th). His 93 year old wife went home to sleep, she was exhausted…

Nursing Cuts at the Youville Nursing Home, St. Albert

Convenant Health is almost completely eliminating professional registered nurses from direct care positions at the Youville Nursing Home, St. Albert…

Trespass Notices & Restriction of Visitors

When Irene S. guardian and trustee of her mother, attended at the nursing home to visit her mother, the police were called. Two policemen arrived and asked her to leave. She had previously complained about the care her mother was receiving and was not aware that a “trespass notice” had been sent to her. Her […]

Mental Health Act apprehension

A Canadian citizen was apprehended by police on the behest of a family member and detained at the Royal Alexandra, only to be released after intervention from a lawyer. The senior was not served the apprehension document, in breach of the Mental Health Act. Only until he attended at the courthouse was he able to […]

Neglect at the Youville Home, St. Albert

My parents were residents at Youville Home St. Albert Alberta, commencing with B. in June 2001 followed by G. in May 2002. B. passed in October 2004 followed by G. in July 2007…

Death of Betty Boyes

On Monday, June 15, 2009, we went to visit this lady at the Bethany Care Center @ 3:30 PM.
We were shocked to be told that she had deceased two days before, Saturday, June 13, 2009, three weeks after the photograph….Contains graphic images

Bed sores in nursing home patient lead to manslaughter conviction

In a case with major implications for U.S. nursing homes, the State of Hawaii recently convicted a nursing home operator of manslaughter after an elderly resident died of a massive infection caused by pressure sores. (Am. J. of Forensic Medicine and Pathology)…

Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre complaint

Disabled Elderly Denied Access to Mobility Aid

We have been informed that Ms. Weber was sent a letter (attached) stating that she was no longer able to park her scooter inside the building. Ms. Weber is disabled (since 1974, after a horse accident) and relies on the use of her scooter every day to get lunch, groceries, mail and socialize…