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Myrtle Hofer: Senior apprehended by Public Guardian

On June 16, 2010, Ms.Tobi-Dawn McRae, Public Guardian Officer, Lethbridge made an ex parte Application to the court for the apprehension of Mrs. Hofer…

LONG TERM CARE BEDS

On any given day in Alberta, more than 700 people are living in an active  treatment  hospital bed while they wait for a long-term care bed: A hospital  bed that costs the public health care system $30,000 a month.

Assisted living facilities have high vacancy rate.

A Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation report released  earlier this week shows the vacancy rate for assisted-living facilities where seniors get less than 1.5 hours of care each day — has  skyrocketed in Alberta, to 12.2 per cent in 2009 from 5.9 per cent in 2009. During the same period, the vacancy rate for care […]

MENTALLY HANDICAPPED EXTENDED NO PROTECTION

Betty Anne Gagnon, 48, was blind and mentally handicapped.  She died alone under horrific, unthinkable circumstances. Marilyn Lane, 42, who from childhood suffered from Downs Syndrome,  burned to death in an unlicensed, unmonitored Capilano group home. Both, were not under the protection of the Public Guardian or under  private guardianship. However, in our world, we continue […]

GREGORY CARTER, PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATE, PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD, PERJURY, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

Gregory Carter, Psychological Associate pleaded guilty Tuesday  to charges of professional misconduct.  He faces criminal charges,  including fraud, perjury and obstruction of justice and there are  additional complaints about him before the College of Psychologists  of Ontario. 

Betty Anne Gagnon: Sister, brother-in-law charged with manslaughter

EDMONTON — Betty Anne Gagnon was 48 years old when she died, barely able to see and unable to care for herself, was found dead on Nov. 20/09, curled in the front seat of a pickup truck parked at a gas station near Edmonton. Her face was bruised and one eye was black. According to […]

FATALITY INQUIRY – JUNE 21, 2010 – DEATH AT THE RADWAY CARE CENTER – FIRST DAY OF INQUIRY

1)  A professional doctor, attending at the Radway Long Term Care Center prescribed  a neuroleptic  drug for a patient whom he did not first go to see or assess.  He never  did go to see her. He allegedly prescribed the drug  on the recommendation of a psychiatrist located in  St. Paul, AB.  The psychiatrist also had never assessed or even seen the […]

FATALITY INQUIRY

FATALITY INQUIRY Monday & Tuesday June 21 &22,  9:30 AM Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court House, 10504  100 AVE.  Erna Schlogel Death at  Radway Care Center January 24th, 2007. Judge: J. Burgess presiding

PERSONAL DIRECTIVE, ALBERTA

In 2006, a multi-million dollar estate was seized without a lawyer, without a court order,  with a Personal Directive that had not been properly enacted. However the Banks, the Courts, all accepted the flawed, dishonest process.  The victimized  senior, a hard working Canadian citizen, though fully oriented to date, time and place  time, was detained behind locked doors […]

PSYCHIATRISTS BLAST MANITOBA FOR INTERFERING IN BUS BEHEADER’S TREATMENT.

A group representing more than 4,000 Canadian psychiatrists has condemned  the Manitoba govt. decision to prevent Vince Li from taking supervised outdoor strolls, calling it  “the worst kind of political pandering and fear mongering.“They have cited  that it  demonstrates “a shocking lack of knowledge and understanding of mental  illness.” Li was found not criminally responsible for beheading &  cannibalizing  22 yr. old Tim […]

JOANNE TALBOT-BRISSON AND DAUGHTER ACCUSED OF 340K THEFT FROM SENIORS

In total, the two women are accused of stealing more than $340,000 from 18 vulnerable residents at an Ottawa nursing home, Cumberland Lodge. .Joanne Talbot-Brisson, 46, faces 25 charges, in relation to incidents that took place over more than a decade, Ottawa police said in a news release Thursday.

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 […]