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LANDMARK CONVICTION IN ABUSED MOTHER’S DEATH

PETER SMALLToronto Star, February 8, 2007 A judge has broken new legal ground by ruling that a man who admitted to slapping and neglecting his frail elderly mother, allowing her to lie in squalor for days, is guilty of manslaughter in her death. It is believed to be the first time in Canada that elder […]

DON’T CHANGE THE DIAPER

We have learned that in one elder care facility, caregivers have been instructedby management staff that they are not to change the senior's incontinenceproduct (diaper), unless it is 80% soiled.Can you imagine how demeaning and emotionally destabilizing to have tovisit or eat one's meals while sitting in one's crap?

MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL BEGINS IN NURSING HOME DEATH

Prosecutorcites official’s disregard in resident’s deathTuesday, January 09, 2007 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The administrator of a former nursing home knew about, but recklessly disregarded,severe understaffing and other problems that led to the death of a resident with Alzheimer’s disease,a prosecutor said yesterday. Mrs. Bell, 60, of West Mifflin, “poorly served an at-risk population” by ignoring complaints […]

HORRENDOUS BREACH OF TRUST – RAPE OF 91 YEAR OLD

Brentwood Care Centre 2727 16 Ave. NW – Calgary, AB. A nursing aide who sexually assaulted a 91-year-old in a seniors home was sentenced to five years in prison Rex Ongee Okumu, 41, was convicted in August of sexual assault on a resident of the Brentwood Care Centre. During the trial earlier this summer, a […]

ONLY IN A NURSING HOME

Residents in a nursing home must have a physician or they cannotremain in the facility. On admission, they must give uptheir family/own physician and choose onefrom a list given by the facility.A physician, who as part of his practice attends at the LynwoodNursing Home, went on an extended Christmas holiday.During this time one of his […]

ABUSE OF RIGHTS

An Edmonton senior, a multimillionaire was detained at the RAH active treatment ward in pyjamas for approx. 7 weeks, part of this time under guard. Since then he is being held in a locked unit at an assisted living facility together with persons who suffer advanced dementia. A complaint has been made to the Protection […]

HORRENDOUS BREACH OF TRUST – RAPE OF 91 YEAR OLD

Rex Ongee Okumu, the second Calgary care worker in the last threemonths to be convicted of sexually assaulting an elderly woman ina seniors home, wasgiven a five year penitentiary sentence today.We are again calling for mandatory video cameras in all privateand publiccare facilities.

HIDDEN CAMERA REVEALS VIOLENT ELDER MISTREATMENT

The family of an elderly Alzheimer’s patient is suing a nursing home nearMontreal after a hidden camera allegedly revealed the patient beingmistreated by staff.The images were captured by Chantal Contant, whose 78-year-old fatherLeandre was a patient at the CLSC-CHSLD Meilleur long-term care facility inL’Assomption, Que.Video footage reveals poor hygiene & an orderly dragging a frailContant […]

THEFT IN CAMROSE SENIORS HOUSING-Deer Meadows Lodge,

46-year old Joanne Boisvert pleaded guilty to five counts of theft in Camrose Provincial Court. She had used pass keys to enter the rooms of her victims. Shewas given a conditional Discharge by Judge J.B.Mitchell.

COMPETENCY ISSUE – Edmonton – Surrogate Court – September 5, 2006 @2:00PM

Once you have been declared incompetent, it is a hard road (virtually impossible)toregain your rights. When you have been declared incompetent, you arestripped of all your rights. You no longer have right to your bank account ordetermine where you live. in thesurrogate court, you are referred to as “the estate of”. There may be a […]

89 YEAR OLDS HOUSE STOLEN – IDENTITY THEFT

An 89-year-old man had his North York bungalow stolenfrom him in a matter of title fraud. Paul Reviczky, whofled Hungary in 1957 to escape Communist persecution,is one of the latest homeowners to discover that Ontariolaw favours banks, mortgage companies and purchasersover victims of fraud.Ministers of Government are wringing their hands but failingto protect the elderly […]

41 YEAR OLD NURSING HOME ATTENDANT CONVICTED OF RAPE

Calgary Court of Queens Bench Judge, Scott Brooker found Rex OngeeOkumu guilty of Sexual Assault of 91 year old resident at the IntercareBrentwood Care Centre, Calgary. Sentencing set down for Nov.2/06.

ILLINOIS FINES NURSING HOME OVER PATIENT CARE

NASHVILLEColonial Plaza, a 16-bed, long-term care facility for the developmentallydisabled, has been fined $40,000 by the Illinois Department of PublicHealth for not assuring that all clients were provided with medical care.

JUDGE UPHOLDS DECISION TO FIRE NURSING ASSISTANT FOR MAKING SEXUAL JOKES TO MEN DYING OF CANCER

Gordon Kent, The Edmonton JournalPublished: Friday, July 28, 2006 EDMONTON – A judge has upheld the decision to fire an Edmonton nursing assistant for making sexual jokes to two men who were dying of cancer. Lorna Wright flipped the penis of a 68-year-old man she was washing at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre, saying, […]

ST.MARY’S COUNCIL HEARS COMPLAINTS ABOUT CITY’S NURSING HOME

Georgia, FloridaSt. Marys City Council has ordered an investigation of the city-owned St. MarysConvalescent Center after getting an earful about problems at the center fromformer employees and patients’ family members.At a special called meeting that lasted over three hours, several peopleemotionally detailed problems of abuse, lack of care and inadequate food.The 78-bed facility, is operated […]