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ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AND TRUSTEESHIP ACT

This legislation fully allows the abuse of vulnerable seniors,and even gives legislated privilege and protection to those who abuse and deny rights to vulnerable Alberta citizens.

LIFESTYLE OPTIONS 15M DOLLAR FIRE

SUPPORTIVE LIVING HOUSING: During the last decade, a new and lucrative industry, sprang up across Alberta. Entrepreneurs began setting up Assisted Living facilities in order to house frail, dependent elderly Albertans. In some instances these facilities contain locked units for cognitively impaired seniors. The Alberta Government funded the conversion of Long Term Care Facilities into […]

CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT – ELDER ADVOCATES OF ALBERTA SOCIETY et al vs the CROWN IN RIGHT et the NINE HEALTH REGIONS

EDMONTON COURT HOUSE, APPEAL COURT HEARING MAY 27th, 2009 @ 10:00 AM Room 514 The government of Alberta and the Regional Health Authorities have appealed Madame Justice Sheila Grekol’s decision to certify the class action on behalf of Alberta seniors who are patients in auxiliary hospitals & nursing homes. The appeal will be heard Wednesday […]

PUBLIC GUARDIAN TOOK $1-MILLION PROPERTY FOR $1

Bryan Tickell’s scheme to defraud clients of the Public Guardian and Trustee of B.C. unravelled quickly after he resigned on July 27, 2007. He had been hired 9 months earlier after lying about his academic credentials and work record, and providing a phoney reference. He had been placed in charge of 217 adult clients who […]

TO THE HONOURABLE RON LIEPERT: WHOSE CHOICE WILL IT BE WHEN CARE IS WITHHELD

Dear Mr. Liepert,Here I am again with more information for you to ponder. I work at a contract program for disabled people at a long term care facility. One of my people is part of the CHOICE Day program. She is a quadriplegic. Her husband takes care of her lovingly at home with the help […]

ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AND TRUSTEESHIP ACT – SECTION 109:1

LIABILITY – SECTION 109:1 No action lies against the Minister, the Public Guardian, another person appointed under section 107(1), a capacity assessor, a review officer, a complaints officer, an investigator or any person acting under the Minister, Public Guardian, other person, capacity assessor, review officer, complaints officer or investigator for anything done or omitted to […]

DON’T BETRAY CANADA’S SENIORS WHO BUILT CANADA

The Government of Alberta’s cost-cutting decision to uproot 7,000 ill,debilitated seniors from their nursing homes and place them in Designated Assisted Living is suggestive of their ignorance regarding stages of aging. The patients of nursing homes are a category unto themselves because there is a qualitative shift in their daily demands. Due to their unpredictable […]

POOR ORAL HEALTH STANDARDS FOR SENIORS, LONG TERM CARE

Alberta has no standards for managing seniors’ oral health in long-termcare.The provincial government has resisted pressure from the College ofRegistered Dental Hygienists of Alberta to set standards for oralassessments and care.THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES NO ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE IMPACT OF POOR ORAL CARE ON INDIVIDUALS:– pain and infection;– compromised ability to meet nutritional needs;– reduced ability […]

AGECARE & VALLEYVIEW CARE CENTRE, MEDICINE HAT

Valleyview Care Centre owners pocket millions at taxpayers’ and employees’expense -Striking employees of Valleyview Care Centre are outraged thatDr. Kabir Jivraj, co-owner of the company that operates the facility and adirector of the company that owns it, personally received $690,000 in 2008 as part of a $16 million payout to board members and executives. Valleyview […]

OLDS HOSPITAL FUNDRAISER HELPS BUY ELECTRIC BEDS FOR CONTINUING CARE

The Olds Hospital and Care Centre has 48 new electric beds thanks to a community project that started more than two years ago. The Olds Dream Home Committee started in 2006, with the goal to raise money to replace the 35 manual continuing care beds & 13 acute care beds. Ed Hildebrand, chair of Committee, […]

FRESNO NURSING HOME IS FINED $80,000 IN PATIENT’S DEATH

State investigators say the man had problems swallowing and choked on a meatball that should have been chopped or sliced. The cook and nursing assistant who served the meal were fired.Raintree Convalescent Hospital had known the patient had problems swallowing, according to an investigation by the California Department of Public Health.The man stumbled out of […]

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.