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License to Steal, Powers of Attorney Act

License to steal Our family became aware that our Mama was becoming frail. Sister Jamie assumed Power of Attorney and Personal Directive. Because Jamie’s husband was an accountant, this seemed like a good fit. There was a large estate of several million dollars, we were pleased that family affairs would be properly looked after.   […]

Establishing Rights

PRESS RELEASE   – ESTABLISHING RIGHTS Academics discrediting a simplistic testing tool used to take drivers’ licenses away from seniors and imposing an inhumane price in doing so, amounts to what critics say is a form of seniors’ abuse that is being tolerated by provincial authorities.   Yet nearly 10 years after the Simard MD […]

Dr. Scott McLeod Registrar CPSA, Failure to Obtain Informed Consent

HAND DELIVERED   June 22, 2023     Dr. Scott McLeod, Registrar College of Physicians and Surgeons Alberta 10020 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J ON3     Dear Dr. McLeod:   We represent the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society. We speak in defense of and advocate for the vulnerable and voiceless elderly.   COMPLAINT […]

Heat warning

Dr. Verna You CEO Alberta Health Services — Dear Madame: REFERENCE:HEAT WARNING — Please advise: At this time of extreme heat, what is being done to safeguard vulnerable elderly and handicapped, who across the province are housed in care facilities that do not have air conditioning? We would be grateful to be in receipt of […]

Dr. Yifei Shi arrested for fraud

Dr. Yifei Shi. is facing two charges for billing the Alberta government more than $3.5 million. The Edmonton Police Service economic crimes section was contacted in April by Alberta Justice to help the Service Alberta health investigations unit arrest Dr. Yifei Shi. It’s alleged the 33-year-old fraudulently billed the Alberta government between $3.5 to $4.1 […]

Deadly LTC Neglect

“Rise in the presence of the aged, and honour the face of the old man. . .” -Leviticus 19:32 ELDER ADVOCATES OF ALBERTA SOCIETY (1992) April 7, 2021 Letter sent via electronic mail Dr. Verna Yiu, President & CEO Alberta Health Services (AHS) Seventh Street Plaza, 14th Floor, North Tower 10030 – 107 Street NW […]

Human Rights Exist In A Pandemic

TRIBUNAL FOUND THAT CARE HOME DISCRIMINATED AGAINST RESIDENT WITH VISITOR RESTRICTIONS ————- Mariam Shanouda, Jessica De Marinis: ARCH Disability Law Centre BY Aidan Macnab 12 Apr 2021 In its first merits decision on the role of human rights in the COVID pandemic, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has found visitor restrictions at a care […]

A Shocking Parallel

In December 2004 at the Jubilee Lodge Nursing Home,Edmonton, Jenny Nelson was placed in a bath chair and slowly lowered into a tub of scalding hot water. She died In December 2020, at the Cedars Villa Nursing Home, Calgary, on a cold wintry night, windchill -22, a 91 year old dementia patient from a locked […]

23 Die After Receiving Pfizer Vaccine

TWENTY THREE PEOPLE DIED WITHIN DAYS OF RECEIVING THEIR FIRT DOSE OF PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE. (Health officials are looking more closely into the deaths of nearly two dozen people after receiving their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Norway. A total 23 people died within days of receiving their first dose, the Norwegian […]

91-year-old woman dies after being found in frigid temperatures outside LTC home.

EXTENDICARE CEDARS VILLA. Calgary police Officers were called to Extendicare Cedars Villa, in the 3300 block of Eighth Avenue SW in the community of Spruce Cliff, at around 4:45 a.m. Staff called police to report a missing person after realizing tha senior resident was not in her room during nightly rounds at the care home. […]

Covid-19: Edmonton General Now Alberta’s Deadliest Outbreak

Edmonton general Long Term Care, Alberta’s second deadliest outbreak with 33 deaths, 174 cases ARE STAFF, WHO TEST POSITIVE CARING FOR PATIENTS? An outbreak at Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre has become the second- deadliest in the province since the pandemic began, says Alberta Health. Thirty-three patients have died and there have been 174 positive […]

Rivera Clove Lakes Nursing Home – 40 dead

RIVERA CLOVE LAKES NURSING HOME 40 DEAD, 40 LAID OFF IN NURSING HOME CRISIS. On a recent morning in Staten Island, the quiet at Clove Lakes Health Care & Rehabilitation Center was unsettling. Employees in sanitary gowns and face masks moved through a brightly decorated front area devoid of residents or chatter. Six months ago, […]

Good Samaritan Southgate Centre deaths

23 residents at Edmonton’s GOOD SAMARITAN SOUTHGATE CARE CENTRE have died related to the facility’s ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The outbreak at Good Samaritan is now considered the deadliest care centre outbreak in Alberta. As of Sunday, there are 43 active cases of COVID-19 in residents, as well as 24 active cases in employees. Fifteen residents […]

Sofia Sharin Hafiz, theft thousands of dollars

Sofia Sharin Hafiz, of Edmonton,A 53-year-old health-care aide has been charged with theft after two seniors were allegedly defrauded of almost $560,000, Edmonton police said Wednesday in a news release. A 75-year-old man contacted police in December 2018 to report an alleged fraud of close to $160,000 at the hands of his health-care aide, police […]

Gross Nursing Home Negligence

>MONTREAL — Thirty-one people were found dead in less than a month at a nursing home in Montreal, at least five confirmed to have coronavirus — a powerful Canadian emblem of how nursing homes are among the places hardest hit by the pandemic. In the United States 17 bodies were recently discovered at a long-term […]