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Province Taking Knife to Long-term Care

A few nights ago, I discovered my 75-year-old father trying to eat his soup with a knife…

Institute for the Feeble Minded

I took my first drive down the meandering lanes of Alberta Hospital Edmonton on the dawn of a beautiful autumn day. The mighty specimen trees were in full leaf and just beginning to turn a rich confusion of colour…

Dangerous Drugs Continue to be Prescribed to Seniors: CBC report

Risperdal, Seroquel, Zyprexa & Clozaril Doctors are continuing to prescribe drugs dangerous to seniors in spite of government warnings, a CBC News investigation reveals. More than two years ago, CBC News first reported that more than a million seniors were prescribed atypical antipsychotics. Atypical antipsychotics are specific kinds of antipsychotic drugs. They are considered by […]

Elder Abuse or Criminal Negligence?

The week long Fatality Inquiry of November 28/05, was presided over by a Provincial Court Judge and seven lawyers. The lawyers represented Alberta Justice…

Deadly Neglect at the Devonshire Care Centre

I brought my 92-year-old, paraplegic mother to Canada from the U.S. in late April of 2005 to provide much-needed supervised care for her…

Sustained Elder Abuse Unidentified Violence and Neglect

Disturbing incidents and events that occurred during Mom’s stay at the Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre that were not addressed or dealt with in a fitting manner when family requested an explanation…Note: contains some graphic images

Neglect At the Wetaskiwin Long Term Care Center

I am writing to provide you with some information based on the sad experience I had with my father in long term care…

Behavior Management Agreement

The named resident of the Dr. James W. Hemstock Assisted Living Residence, Elaine English lives on the second floor and wandered into the first floor room of Mr. Frank Klein…

Injuries at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital

This lady is under the care of the Office of the Public Trustee and Public Guardian… Note: Contains some graphic images

Deadly Scalding in Long Term Care Centre

It’s not easy to imagine Dianne Poff’s life. But the Saskatchewan woman’s death was especially unimaginable. In 1955, when she was nine months old, Ms. Poff contracted meningitis. She was never able to speak or move her limbs…

Kipnes (Veteran Center)

Family not informed of virulent MRSA – diagnosed Febrary, 2006… Note: Contains some graphic images

Failure to Provide Protective Legislation

For over thirty five years, your government has failed to provide protection to Alberta’s senior citizens…

Neglect At the Grandview Care Center

He entered the care facility on October 26/2005 after much agonizing on my mother’s part. He was a walking, talking (not always making sense, but making words), self-feeding for the most part, happy individual…

Inadequate Care and Untrained Staff

There were countless incidents at the Devonshire Care Centre, where I believe the “medical care” provided to my friend Rita Vallentien’s…

Abuse & Neglect Identified as Manslaughter

It is believed to be the first time in Canada that elder abuse has been declared an indirect cause of manslaughter…