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Body found behind Strathcona PLace, 77 Avenue & 109 Street, Edmonton, AB.

The body of an unclothed woman was found Saturday morningbehind Strathcona Place senior’s independent housing. On weekends, there is no manager on site, seniors areleft unattended. Police are not releasing any details concerning her death.

Is DriveABLE workABLE?

The DriveABLE test involves sitting in front of a touch-screen computer with three extra buttons at the bottom. Most seniors being tested this way are unfamiliar with computers, touch screens, and computer-generated visuals. If they fail, they are told so within 2 minutes by a clerk. There is no appeal; the licence is revoked on the spot. You can retest after 6 months for $200. Imagine being told you are cognitively deficient, not by your doctor but by a clerk.

Our tax dollars: Our health care dollars.

We have learned that 1,835 seniors are waiting for long term care beds.  It  has been publicly stated that across the province, at least 500 seniors, who have  been declared as requiring long term care (LTC), are being detained in active treatment  beds. We believe that estimate to be low because of the many calls that we […]

ALBERTA HOSPITAL EDMONTON / VILLA CARITAS – VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

In the past we have made serious complaints against staff of the geriatric mental hospital, Villa Caritas.  We have alleged that abuse and even violence is being perpetrated against very, vulnerable seniors, seniors detained behind locked doors. Our complaints have been summarily dismissed. Therefore we are calling on government, the Honourable Minister of Health. Mr. […]

Alberta will get 500 new supportive living, long-term-care spaces by 2014

We applaud the government for providing more living spaces for elderly andhandicapped. Unfortunately however, of the 500 spaces, only 30 of the spaces are designated for long term care. The needs of persons who require long term care cannotbe met in supported living or assisted living spaces.For example our long serving, respected Premier now requires […]

Upcoming Hearings

January 16 – 20/ 2012  – Edmonton Court House, Fatality Inquiry @ 9:30AM Judge P.G. Sully presiding  Jean Warden -On September 11, 2005, Jean Warden was taken to the hospital  from her    long-term care facility.   Upon admission to UofA hospital they diagnosed      the following: “malnutrition / dehydration, muscle wasting, decreased albumin […]

Dr. Peter Breggin – Press Conference

World renowned psychiatrist who will speak about the dangers and behavioral  abnormalities and changes within the brain caused by psychiatric drugs.  His work has lead to legal victories against drug companies, resulting in FDA  mandated changes in regard to what manufacturers must admit about the  disfunctioning their drugs are causing, widely used psychiatric drugs such as  Prozac, […]

Jeanne Marie Hackama – Open Arms Group Home

Jeanne Marie Hackama plead guilty to assault at Court of Queens Bench Court thismorning, Madame Justice D.A. Sulyma presiding. The criminal investigationrevealed that Hackama withheld food and hydration from these most vulnerable,defenceless persons. Madame Justice noted that the defendant was remorseless. It was noted in the court that the Public Guardian’s Office had failed to […]

Courts – Upcoming Hearing

 Edmonton Court, Queens Bench – Friday November 4, 2011 @ 2:00 PM –    Lawsuit-Elder Advocates of Alberta Society et al vs. Crown et al          Application by Alberta Health Services (AHS) to appeal the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal which held that Alberta Health Services owed a duty of care to monitor, […]

Exploring Long Term Care Accommodation Fees

>>> This is the home of two seniors > Income paid by the seniors for this space is $2, 944.00 a month > Annually $35, 328.00 > See the full gallery on Posterous >>> This senior lives behind the pink curtain next to the window. > The area of her home measures 7′ x 11′ […]

Beware of the Simard MD

The SIMARD MD test purports to be a screening tool for  the identification of cognitively impaired medically at-risk drivers.  It consists of three questions that supposedly identifies if a person  is cognitively fit to drive.  At the beginning of the test the person is given 10 words. He/she              must repeat as many as possible. […]

SIMARD MD – an evaluation

The SIMARD MD test purports to be a screening tool for  the identification of cognitively impaired medically at-risk drivers.  It consists of three questions that supposedly identify if a person  is cognitively fit to drive.  At the beginning of the test the person is given 10 words. He/she              must repeat as many as possible. […]

Melissa Ekkelenkamp missing Alberta Hospital patient.

Melissa Ekkelenkamp was admitted to Alberta Hospital a week before  she slipped out while under “close observation”.  She has not been seen  since Wed. morning, July 6/11.  According to reports, a ground search  with volunteers, was begun at Alberta Hospital on Tues. July 12/11. Family expressed concern for her well being, they have said it’s hard […]

Lorraine Adolph Fatality Inquiry. Half truths, untruths and other irregularities heard at the Inquiry.

1)  The Inquiry was told that Lorraine Adolph’s body was found 800 meters from  Building # 12, in fact it was 400 meters. 2)  The Inquiry was told that on the morning of the incident, the temperature was -2.  In fact  the morning that Lorraine was allowed to leave Building # 12 unattended, the temperature  was -17 with […]

Ministry of Transportation targets Alberta Seniors

The Alberta government is carrying out a pilot project in relation to the licensing of seniors. The protocol carried out in cooperating medical clinics is as follows:  When the unsuspecting senior arrives at the medical clinic expecting  to have a physical exam, he is led to a room by a registered nurse  who administers a […]