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VIOLENCE AT WENTWORTH MANOR, 5709 14 AVE. SW, CALGARY

While in care at the the Wentworth Manor, a fragile 83 lb., 86 year old woman who was unable to care for herself, dress herself due to dementia, – had her hips broken twice – both sides on two separate occasions, two months apart. – suffered a punctured lung at the same time three ribs […]

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY

Thursday – June 15, 2006Old Timers Cabin9430 Scona Road, Edmonton, AB. 2:00 PMThe Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Norman L. Kwong , CM AOE and Mrs. Kwong willl bring greetings Mr. Stewart Russell, Piper, will proceed Mr. & Mrs Kwong Calgary Police Choir Rick Heavenor – violinist Officer of the Elder Abuse Intervention Team Provincial and […]

FORMER NURSING HOME OFFICIALS CHARGED IN PATIENT’S NEGLECT

Posted on Thu, May. 18, 2006Former nursing home officials charged in patient’s neglectAssociated Press MARION, Ind. – A grand jury has indicted two former nursing home officials on neglect charges, alleging they allowed a resident to lay in his own waste for days with back sores and maggot-covered clothing. Zanna Paul and Sandra Andersen reportedly […]

GROSS NEGLIGENCE / CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER Hertfordshire, England

Inquest reveals probe into nursing home A HISTORY of poor practice at a Radlett nursing home was revealed during an inquest last week. Houndswood House nursing home in Harper Lane came under policeinvestigation in 2004 to discover whether any gross negligence,tantamount to corporate manslaughter, had taken place there. Hertfordshire Constabulary became involved after concerns were […]

PRESS CONFERENCE / PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS

THURSDAY MAY 11, 2006 @ 11:00 AMOLD TIMERS CABIN9430 SCONA ROADRE: ELDER ABUSE ISSUESSeven participants have graciously come forward totell their stories

UPDATED STANDARDS FOR LONG-TERM CARE May 3/06

Todays News Release by Alberta Health & Alberta Seniors is a facade and a deception. The government has promisednew, updated, provincial standards. Unfortunately as we reviewed the documents,we found them to be little more than policy statements, most of which have been previouslypublished. Furthermore, there is no immediate provisionto establish complianceas noted inthe following Standard […]

SAFETY OF LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENTS

We are calling on Government for legislated protection.Cameras (Granny Cams) in every roomPhoto ID of caregiver on fileRecorded past work history substantiated by sworn statements of previous employer(s) Criminal record check of all employeesAnnual published reports of all complaints available to publicAlberta wide Registryto list those who abuse, neglect and prey on the vulnerable elderly. […]

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.