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CALGARY NURSING HOME CAREGIVER TO BE SENTENCED IN RAPE CHARGE

Cesar Guzman, 71, a former caregiver who pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault of avulnerable, elderly woman at the Wentworth Manor care home on July 23/04, is to be sentencedin Calgary Court on April 26/06, Queens Bench, Ct. Rm # 207 @ 2:00 PM. Guzman had workedin other Calgary elder care facilities Rex Ongee […]

SHOCKING NEGLECT OF THE ELDERLY

Exclusive study reveals inadequate care is widespreadAt least one third of 544 homes have history of injury, abuseMOIRA WELSHTORONTO STARElderly residents of many Ontario long-term-care homesare living in a state of neglect.They are left in feces-filled diapers or urine-soaked clothing.They suffer from untreated bedsores that eat down to the bone.They go hungry. They are injured. […]

MAN DIES AFTER SEPARATION FROM WIFE

VICTORIA — The husband of a woman who was rushed away from his hospital bedside after health authorities decided she should be transferred has died. The president of the nurses’ union said government health policies are leading to early death and that the province “has moved into active euthanasia.” Al Albo, 96, died less than […]

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society vs. Crown et al

NoticeWe regret to inform you that theCase management Hearing scheduled March 2, 2006 @ 9:15 AM,before the HonourableMadame Justice Sheila GrekolWILL BE HEARD IN JUDGES CHAMBERS, not in open court.Therefore no one will be allowed to attend.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

TO ALLEVIATE OUR FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS & MONIES ALREADY SPENT ON THE ELDER ADVOCATES OF ALBERTA SOCIETY CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT, WE HAVE SET UP AN ALBERTA TREASURY BRANCH ACCOUNT. Donations can be made at any Alberta Treasury BranchAccount No # 875 133 6444-01 Or mail donations to:Box # 45028Edmonton, AB T6H 5Y1Canada

ELDER ADVOCATES OF ALBERTA SOCIETY CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT

“Rise in the presence of the aged, and honour the face of the old man. . .”Leviticus 19:32Elder Advocates of Alberta SocietyBox #45028, Edmonton, AB. T6H 5Y1 elderadv@shaw.ca www.elderadvocates.caTel/Fax (780) 438-8314February 6, 2006The Honourable Mr.Ron Stevens, QCMinister of Justice and Attorney GeneralRoom # 208, Legislature Building10800 – 97 Avenue, Edmonton, AB. T5K 2B6Dear Mr. Minister:Elder […]

200,000 AT RISK OF BEING WRONG DRUGS IN CARE HOMES IN UK

Tuesday February 7, 2006 Guardian, UK More than 200,000 people living in care homes across England are at risk of being given thewrong medication due to lax behaviour among the staff, government inspectors warned last night.The Commission for Social Care Inspection said 8,000 nursing and care homes failed tomeet national minimum standards for handling drugs […]

SENIORS BULLIED BY GOVERNMENT

The Alberta Government is requiring ELDER ADVOCATES OFALBERTA SOCIETY to provide an upfront$400,000.00 securitydeposit before the law suit againstthe Governmentand the nine Health Regions will be allowed to proceed.To date, the Government and the Health Regions have failedto file aStatementof Defense.However, theyhave filed anaffidavit, which contains half truths and misinformation.

CENTENNIAL MEDAL FOR FOUNDER OF ELDER ADVOCATES OF ALBERTA SOCIETY

Ruth Maria Adria has been awarded the AlbertaCentennial Medal. The medal “celebrates Alberta’sfirst 100 years by paying tribute to Albertans whoseachievements have benefitted their fellow citizens,their community, and their province”.Ms. Adria was honored for her many years of dedicatedservice to seniors to bring mercy and compassion tothe care of the frail, elderly and bring awareness […]

WOMAN FIGHTS INJUNCTION AGAINST SHOWING NURSING-HOME VIDEO OF FATHER’S LAST DAYS

Tapes may reveal senior’s treatment, family says” The Globe and Mail Tuesday, September 27, 2005, Page S2 VANCOUVER — A woman who says her 90-year-old father was mistreated in a Kamloops nursing home is fighting in court today to show secretly made tapes that recorded the last months of his life. Judy Sellin hid a […]

HIDDEN CAMERA INVESTIGATION REVEALS NEGLECT

Nursing Home Workers Plead Guilty To Neglect Video Patrice Walsh (Rochester, NY) 12/06/05 — Six former nursing home workers admitted in court on Tuesday that they did not provide any care for one man during a one-month period. The workers–two nurses and four nursing assistants–were suspended from Jennifer Matthew Nursing Home on Portland Avenue in […]

FIFTH DAY – FATALITY INQUIRY – FATAL SCALDING JENNIE NELSON

The final day of a fatality inquiry into the scalding bathtub death of a 90-year-old city woman in an extended care home heard recommendations for changes Afatality inquiry was told,Alberta needs strict new rules governing nursing homes to prevent another scalding death like theone that killed 90-year-old Jennie Nelson last year. Lawyers for both the […]

FOURTH DAY – FATALITY INQUIRY – FATAL SCALDING JENNIE NELSON

A seniors advocate following the fatality inquiry into the scalding death of a frail 90-year-old Edmonton woman says it’s outrageous nursing home attendants need be trained in compassion. “All this money spent (on a fatality inquiry) discussing something that should simply be understood: ethical, compassionate care,” said Ruth Adria, a spokesman for Elder Advocates of […]

THIRD DAY – FATALITY INQUIRY – FATAL SCALDING JENNIE NELSON

MICHAEL SOUSA, GENERAL MAINTENANCE MAN took the stand at the Inquiry on Wednesday, November 30/05.He did not know at what temperature the water supplying the bath tubs was set. The tub, which had been used on theday of the incident came equipped with a manual, advising users to check the temperature gauge monthly. Howeverthe monthly […]

FATALITY INQUIRY – DAY II – NOVEMBER 29/05 EDMONTON COURT HOUSE – JENNIE NELSON SCALDING

Ninety year old Jennie Nelson died at the University Hospital from burns suffered at the Jubilee Lodge Nursing Home while being bathed,2nd degree burns from her waist to her feet.Skin was peeling from her knees to her feet and blood was oozing from her tnails. It was most troubling to hear. A caregiver (personal care […]