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Nelson Struk: Arrested and detained without cause

On Tuesday, May 11, 2010 @ 10:30 AM, we were shocked to find Mr. Struk detained in D4, a small, white windowless room, which appeared to be a holding cell…

BREACH OF THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT & CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS

Seniors arrested & detained by police under the AB. Mental Health Act  are not being served, pursuant to the Alberta Mental Health Act, RSA 2000  Section 14, (1) (a) & (b) They are being deliberately denied their rights pursuant to Section # 10  of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. which directs that  “Everyone has the right […]

STROKE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION PUBLIC AWARENESS WORKSHOP May 29/10

 Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre. 9:30 AM -3:30 PM  $15 lunch & coffee. Register 780-407-8729.

Elder Advocates on YouTube

The Elder Advocates of Alberta Society is now on YouTube, where we will be publishing videos of news stories and of seniors experiences relating to Elder Advocates. You can subscribe if you have a YouTube account, or watch the videos embedded in stories, starting with Flora L’Heureux. You may find us at youtube.com/elderadvocates. More videos […]

ASSESSING COMPETENCY

 We submit that the present process of assessing competency  is a pseudo science and could be perceived as an industry,  a lucrative, non-regulated industry.

ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AND TRUSTEESHIP ACT

The Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act is unjust legislation that  disregards citizenship rights and violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Who drafted this legislation? Who are the legislative specialists responsible for drafting such legislation? Who initiated and directed the process? Who established the criteria for this legislation? It is clear that it was not the […]

UPCOMING HEARINGS

April 19, 2010, @ 2:00 PM Edmonton Court House Queens Bench Surrogate Court Re: Vera Croucher matter (Confidential Patient) May 3rd, 2010, @ 2:00 PM Edmonton Court House Queens Bench Surrogate Court: Re: Dora Cinciruk who has been unlawfully detained. June 21 & 22nd, 2010, @ 9:30 AM Fort Saskatchewan Provincial  Court. Fort Saskatchewan Court house House, […]

UPCOMING HEARINGS

 -Edmonton Court of Queens Bench Surrogate Court, Edmonton, AB. March 29, 2010, Monday @ 2:00 PM  Hearing in regard to Stephen Pillott, 104 years old A son is suing him. – Edmonton Court of Queens Bench Surrogate Court, Edmonton, AB. April 12, 2010, @ 2:00 PM Application for Guardianship & Trusteeship of Dora Cinciruk who […]

PEARL VILLA HOMES, FOUND TO HAVE MISSPENT $3.4 M

The provincial government is seeking $3.4 million from an Edmonton seniors  home after the auditor general’s office found the home had not appropriately spent  its government funding.  Pearl Villa Homes, had been given a multimillion-dollar government contract, with  most of the money intended to go to pay employees providing client care. But over  three years, one-fifth […]

DETAINEES HELD IN ACTIVE TREATMENT BEDS, LOCKED UNITS, ALBERTA HOSPITAL & ELSEWHERE.

A strong, detailed submission was hand delivered today to the Honorable Premier, Mr. Stelmach and the Honourable Minister of Justice, Ms. Alison Redford, who is also a human rights lawyer, regarding the  matter of numbers of seniors being detained in active treatment beds. They are given little or no nursing  care, no recreation, no mental […]

INSUFFICIENT CALORIES TO SUSTAIN LIFE

We have learned that a long term care provider admitted  to a family member that they provided insufficient calories  to their nursing home clients to sustain life.   Consider the resulting process. Weight loss, weakened,  debilitation,  mental confusion due to inadequate nutrition,  skin breakdown with resultant bedsores. Bedsores, open  lesions exposing bones or body cavity, become infected,  septicemia (blood poisoning) results causing organ  […]

DISBARMENT OF IHOR BRODA

March 3, 2010, the Hearing Committee of the Alberta Law Society disbarred  Ihor Broda. They found Ihor Broda, who resides in and practised at Edmonton,  Alberta, guilty of conduct deserving of sanction arising from 36 citations.  He admitted 16 citations.  The Hearing Committee had suspended Mr. Broda  from practice on November 3, 2009.

UPCOMING HEARINGS

 – Edmonton Court of Queens Bench, Surrogate Court, Edmonton, AB. Monday, March 1, 2010 @ 2:00 PM Application, Trusteeship & Guardianship re: Helen Tiedemann of Tofield,  (Detained in Vegreville Care Center, detained / imprisoned for 8 months behind locked doors in secure unit with cognitively impaired persons, disallowed to leave center at any time) total violation of […]

EMERGENCY WAITS ARE LONGER, AGING POPULATION BEHIND LONGER WAITS

Dr. Chris Eagle, Alberta Health Services vice-president, said rising wait times are caused by an aging population. We submit that Alberta seniors spend less money on health related services and supports such as emergency treatment than non-seniors. According to the Alberta Government Demographic Planning Commission, Discussion Guide, published in Summer 2008, Alberta seniors in 2004, […]

FATALITY INQUIRY JANUARY 14th & 15th @ 9: 30 AM-CALGARY PROVINCIAL COURT – Honourable Judge G.A.Gaschler presiding

Death of James Cairns, April 22, 2007BETHANY CARE CENTER, 916 18A Street NW. Calgary, AB. It is troubling, that Mr. James Cairns was placed in close proximity to a resident who expressed strong paranoic fears to staff and famiiy. It is further troubling that night staff failed to hear and intervene in this violent, deadly, […]