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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 […]