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Unexpected Patient Death at Goldsboro, North Carolina State Home Sparks Nursing Home/Medical Neglect Investigation

An unexpected death of a female resident at the O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center in Goldsboro, N.C. has resulted in placing four employees on leave. O’Berry is a state run home which specializes in developmental disabilities. According to the Goldsboro News the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is investigating the cause of death […]

LONG TERM CARE WORKERS GO ON STRIKE

MEDICINE HAT — About 60 staff members at a long-term care facility in Medicine Hat went on strike yesterday after failing to reach an agreement with Calgary-based employer AgeCare Communities of Care and Wellness. 85% of the membership rejected a final offer from the employer Wednesday in an on-site vote supervised by the Alberta Labour […]

BULLYING GUARDIANS CANNOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE

My mother is terminally ill. Her agent (my sister) had her declared incompetent Nov. 25/08 to get control of the Personal Directive & Power of Attorney My mother may lack capacity in some areas but is still capable of expressing her wishes. The agent (my sister) is totally disrespecting and ignoring my mother’s wishes. We […]

FATALITY REVIEW BOARD – LORRAINE ADOLPH

The Fatality Review Board has recommended to the Minister of Justice & Attorney General that a public fatality inquiry be heldpursuant to Section 33 (3) of the Fatality Inquiries Act relating to the death of Lorraine Adolph while a formal patient at Alberta Hospital.

ADULT GUARDIANSHIP & TRUSTEESHIP ACT – BILL # 24

OLD TIMERS CABIN – February 13, 2009 @ 1:00PM PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING FOR ALL SENIORSTHE ADULT GUARDIANSHIP & TRUSTEESHIP ACT is unjust legislationthat violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. – Section 103 states that an assessor, under the direction of the court, canviolate the privacy of your home in order to assess your competency. […]

ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AND TRUSTEESHIP ACT – BILL # 24

This Act violates citizenship rights, human rights and charter rights. The proclamation of this Act will open the floodgates of the financial abuse of thousands of Alberta citizens and human rights abuses on an unprecedented scale. The Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act is parallel to the Sexual SterilizationAct of 1928 – 1972. Then it was […]

ADVANCED CARE PLAN

Please tell people to object to the Advanced Care Planas it is not specificenough for whenthe resident is well, not well, or is actually dying.Once made out, and signed by a facility doctorwho will Misintrepret the families best intentions on Advanced Care Plan because they say that iswhat the family has instructed them to do.NO. […]

MAN BURNED AT LONG TERM CARE FACILITY

A 97 year old man suffered serious chemicalburns in the Didsbury, AB. long-term care facility.His face was swollen and the inside of his mouth was blistering with burns,a layer of skin peeled off his tongue. The senior could not speak or eat. The doctor who was phoned,told staff it was an allergic reaction& the elder […]

HEALTH QUALITY COUNCIL OF ALBERTA

The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) announced its’ 2008 findings. & gave a glowing Report of the Long Term Care (LTC) experience.Surprisingly, their Report totally contradicts the Auditor General’s finding of 2005and the abysmal & sometimes frightening accounts expressed throughoutthe MLA Hearings, which were held across the province in 2007.Failures of LTC are held […]

LORRAINE ADOLPH

We have been told that Thursday noon, December 4/08, Lorraine Adolph was last seenleaving Building # 12, Alberta Hospital Edmonton, 17480 Fort Road, for a smoke.Who unlocked the doors forher to exit the locked unit?Were the certificates disregarded?A family member had begged the Stony Plain physician to not send her to themental hospital. Despite snow […]

CAPACITY ASSESSMENTS

We have hand delivered a strong submission to the Honourable Ministers of Justice,Health& Seniors,calling on them to legislate that all capacityassessmentsberecordedand transcribed.We no longer find it acceptable, that seniors are being stripped of all rights in anunmonitored,secret process.We made a further submission which stated that the trite, meaningless, commonly usedphrase, “poor insightand judgment” should no […]

CALEB MANOR CHRISTIAN RETIREMENT COMMUNITY – 6411 199 STREET

An $850,000 class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of itsresidents, who allege ongoing heating and cooling problems.in a November 7/08, Statement of Claim filed by representativeplaintiff Eleanor McCullough, it is alleged that there have beendifficulties with the heating and cooling systems at Caleb Manor,6411 199 St. from the time it opened in 2000.Caleb Manoris […]

DEMOGRAPHIC PLANNING COMMISSION

We were deeply disappointed that the Demographic Planning Commission has failedto hear the strongconcernswhich we brought forward during the Hearings.Concerns, that In Alberta, seniors are being denied rights and protection.That in Alberta elder care facilities, seniors can be harmed with impunity becausethere is no viable, enforceable legislation. The Protection For Persons in Care Act isnon-punitive […]

PERSONAL DIRECTIVES ACT, ROCKYVIEW HOSPITAL, CALGARY

Victor, a senior, has been detained in the day room, of Stn. # 47 ofRockyview Hospitalsince April 25/08, eight months.He is not allowed to leave the ward. His daughter was named the agent of a PersonalDirectivewhich has been activated. Two Form I’s signed by physicians state that he has “poor insight and judgement”, which are […]

EIGHT TEENAGERS CHARGES IN NURSING HOME ABUSE

TThe eight young women worked part-time at the Good Samaritan nursinghome in Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA.According to the criminal complaint, the teens laughed earlier this year astheyspat in residents’ mouths, poked and groped their breasts and genitalsand at times taunted them until they screamed.The abuse allegedly occurred between January and May of this year against15 […]