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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 […]

BRAMEL GROUP HOMES FIRE SAFETY DEADLINE

BRAMEL HOMES,15331 104 Ave. Edmonton. AB.has beengiven a 90daydeadline to meet fire safety requirements or becloseddown.(Read more re Bramel Homes on website – Group Homes).

PERSONAL DIRECTIVES ACT, POWERS OF ATTORNEY ACT

A strong submission has been hand delivered to the Honourable Mr. RonStevens,Minister of Justice and Attorney General & the Honourable Mr. GregMelchin,Minister of Seniors and Community Support Services. Thesubmission calls on theMinisters to enact legislation that requires that allPersonalDirectives andPowers of Attorney be registered with the provincialgovernment.The present legislation allows estate theft with impunity. Monies […]

LAW SOCIETY FAILS TO DEMAND AN ETHICAL CODE OF BEHAVIOR FROM ITS’ MEMBER

It is shocking that the Law Society is failing to discipline lawyer, Ihor Broda who filed a fraudulent Affidavit regarding Martha Matich, with the Land Titles Office This action took away all rights from Martha Matich and declared her to be incompetent. He acted on behalf of his equally fraudulent client, Carol Merlin, a neighbor […]

ELDER ADVOCATES OF ALBERTA SOCIETY ET AL VS. CROWN & NINE HEALTH REGIONS

HEARING QUEENS BENCH, LAW COURTS, EDMONTON, AB.January 28, 2008 to February 1, 2008 @ 10:00AMOn June 2005, Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society commmenced legalproceedingsagainst the government & nine Health Regions.This legal class action lawsuit must be certified as a class action lawsuit.Application for certification will be be heard during the last week of January2008 at […]

BILL 31 VIOLATES ALL CHARTER, CONSTITUTIONAL & HUMAN RIGHTS

It is troubling that Bill 31 is being passed by the Alberta Legislature. Thislegislationallows individuals to be apprehended in the community undera communitytreatment order (CTO), taken to Alberta Hospital, detainedbehind locked doorsand forced to be administered psychotropic medication.Bill 31 is legislation that violates all charter, constitutional and human rights.It is parallel to the Alberta Sterilization […]

ZYPREXA (OLANZAPINE) AS A VEHICLE FOR EUTHANASIA OF THE ELDERLY IN NURSING HOMES

Certain “Physicians” in Alberta are using ZYPREXA as a vehicle for Euthanasia of the elderly inNursingHomes – without a doubt.My Mother was given ZYPREXA for 48 days without the family’s knowledge – in fact this informationwas very carefullyhidden from family members, by both the doctor and the Nursing Home.After she passed away, the “Attending Physician” […]