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CHARLOTTE ROBB APPOINTED C.E.O. OF NEW SUPERBOARD

Charlotte Robb, formally CEO of DynaLIFE Diagnostic Lab. Services,has been appointed interim chief executive officer of Alberta’snew health superboard and will be in charge of running Alberta’s$13-billion-a-year health system until March 31, 2009. She will earn$550,000 this year & work with Ken Hughes, board chairman who will earn $60,000 this year, plus $1,000 for each […]

COURT HEARING OF FLORA L’HEUREUX,, MAY 5TH, 2008 BEFORE THE HONOURABLE JUSTICE D.THOMAS

In essence the Judge would not go against the Office of thePublic Guardian.The lawyer for the Office of the Public Guardian was blatantlyuntruthful. She spoke half truths and clear untruths.Seniors are not only abused in care facilities, they are lied aboutand abused by the courts. Flora continues to be confined to a windowless room by […]

MONDAY MAY 5, 2008 @ 2:00 PM, FLORA L’HEUREUX ,QUEENS BENCH SURROGATE COURT

Application for an Order to allowFlora ElizabethL’Heureuxto move to an assisted living facility.She has been accepted by the Director/Manager of abeautifulassisted living facility andhas a doctor’sreport stating she is suitable for the housing.In December 2004, a U of A geriatric physician recommendedthat shebe moved from the nursinghome to less restrictive living.Mr. Allan Garber will be […]

LEFT ALONE, WOMAN 87, STRANGLED BY STRAP ON WHEELCHAIR

Last Sunday, left alone at Leisureworld Caregiving Centre on O’Connor Dr., 78 yr. old Florence RoseCoxon, who suffered fromAlzheimer’s disease, struggledto slide free from the restrainingbelt at her waist, butthe strap caught her throat and strangled her. Det. Sgt. Al Haunts, of 54 Division in Scarborough, Ont. said yesterdaythat police believe Coxon died from “asphyxiation” […]

ABUSIVE GUARDIANS

There is no legislation to hold guardians accountable.

SENIORS ABUSED WITH IMPUNITY

Seniors are not protected under the Alberta Human Rights Legislation Age is not included in the area of services, accommodation, facilities and tenancy. In long term care facilities, seniors are being harmed with impunity becausethere is no viable, enforceable, protective legislation. It is time to legislate protection for seniors.

MONDAY, APRIL 28th, 2008 @ 10:00 AM EDMONTON COURT HOUSE, APPEAL COURT

In 2004, Mr.Alexander Doull had designated Mrs Doull as Agent in his Personal Directive.The Directive had been formally drawn up by a lawyer. On October 5, 2007, the court arbitrarily removed Mrs Doull as Agent and appointed the Public Guardian. On Monday the 28th, Mr. Allan Garber, of Parlee McLaws will be making an appeal […]

AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT CITES IMPROVEMENTS IN LONG TERM CARE

In 2005, Fred Dunn, Auditor General, issued a scathing reportregarding conditions in long term care. His most recent reportcontradicts this stating that things are improving. We find thisimpossible to believe and is certainly not what we find when wereceive complaints emanating from long term care facilities.Could it be that someone rapped Fred Dunn's knuckles forbeing […]

PUBLIC GUARDIANS OFFICE UNDER REVIEW

The Office of the Public Guardian is under review by government. Hearingswill be held across the province throughout this month and a final reportshould be completed within two months.At one of the focus groups we were invited to attend, the question wasasked, “Do you trust your guardian?” Four out of six attending, dependentadults strongly stated, […]

FAILURE TO PROVIDE PROTECTIVE LEGISLATION

In Alberta, there is no legislation to protect seniors from harmin nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes or anyelder care facilities.

DEADLY SCALDING SWIFT CURRENT 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 well enough to get around on her own. But she survived, with the help of a loving […]

ABUSE IN NURSING HOME SOARS

GOVERNMENT report has revealed a huge rise in cases of abuse and mistreatment of the elderly in nursing homes. Figures obtained for the first time from the industry watchdog show the number of care breaches tripled to almost 4000 in the six months to January. Cases investigated include allegations of serious physical assault, medical mismanagement […]

UNDER CONSTRUCTION – DESIGNATED ASSISTED LIVING – ROSEDALE GRIESBACH

Vulnerable seniors are being moved into a virtual construction site -unfinished units, cement floors, no curtains, in violation of theResidential Tenancies Act, RSA 2000,Section 15, part (a) (b) (c)The seniors are being immediately charged rent.

WRITE A LETTER TO GOVERNMENT URGING THEM TO REGISTER PERSONAL DIRECTIVES & POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Please write a letter to the Minister of Justice & the Minister of Seniorsurgingthem toregisterPersonalDirectivesand Powers of Attorney asfollows:To the HonourableMinister of Justice and Attorney GeneralTo the Honourable Mr. Greg Melchin,Minister SeniorsDear Sir:We ask that your government legislate that all enacted PersonalDirectivesand Powers of Attorney be registered with the provincialgovernment.The present legislation allows estate theft […]

MR. NICK WASHYLK, ROSEDALE GRIESBACH ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY

In July 2007, Mr. Washylk was denied access byMs. MarilynWright RN,Case Manager, Capital Health, to a Personal Directive, which he hadallegedlysigned despitePERSONAL DIRECTIVES ACT.ThePERSONAL DIRECTIVES ACT CHAPTER P – 6 Part 2 (4) states:“When a determination of lack of capacity has been made under subsection (2),the person making the determination must provide a copy of […]