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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 […]

FATALITY INQUIRY Day 1

Members of the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society attended the Fatality Inquiry today.The Fatality Inquiry hearing provides incredible nuggets which portray what continues to happen in these care facilities, nothing has changed in over 20 years.Mr.W. Pavlic speaking for the Jubilee Lodge Nursing Home, stated that there had been no negative incidents in the years […]

NOTICE RAPE TRIAL Monday – November 21, 2005 Court House, Queens Bench – 611 4th Street SW, Calgary @ 10:00 AM. Rex Ongee Okumu 40, is accused of attacking a woman in her 90’s at a northwest Calgary Care Centre where he had been employed as a caregiver. He faces charges of sexual assault and […]

Notice Board

The Auditor’s General’s Report did not go far enough. The Report fails to accurately address the issues of the denial of rights, mistreatment and neglect of vulnerable persons in care facilities such as the too frequent: Failure to provide safe ethical, compassionate, nursing care which results indeadly bed sores, neglect and even death. Failure to […]