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ALBERTA SENIORS SPEND LESS MONEY ON HEALTH-RELATED SERVICES AND SUPPORTS THAN NON=SENIORS.

In 2004, Alberta seniors spent an average of $1,733 each on health, includinghealth care supplies,, pharmaceutical products, eye-care and health insurancepremiums. By comparison, non-seniors in Alberta each spent an average of $2,200.Future seniors are expected to continue the trend of improved health.Demographic Planning Commission, Discussion Guide, Summer 2008

ONTARIO’S OMBUDSMAN LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO WAY NURSING HOMES ARE MONITORED

Ontario’s ombudsman launched an investigation Wednesday into the way the province monitors its nursing homes. Andre Marin says he plans to look into the way the Liberal government enforces its standards, and whether those standards are appropriate. The announcement came on the heels of media reports that found three-quarters of the province’s facilities weren’t meeting […]

EXECUTIVES DEFRAUDED NURSING HOMES FACE JAIL TERMS

Texas lawyer, Gary Trebert, 57, is facing up to 10 years in prison and is expected to be sentenced next month on charges of fraud. Co-defendant Stephen Ewing is scheduled for sentencing July 30. Another defendant, Larry May, has begun serving a four-year prison term. These Executives who took over management of a troubled chain […]

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PLANS TO TIGHTEN NURSING HOME STANDARDS

Federal government plans to tighten nursing home accreditationstandardsto reduce the likelihood of infection outbreaks.NSW Health last week announced an investigation was underwayinto the deaths of 10 elderly people at Endeavour Nursing Home inSpringwood, in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Ageing Minister Justine Elliot today said the government would review accreditation standards.Ms Elliot said the […]

ONTARIO’S NURSING HOMES FAIL TO MEET BASIC STANDARDS

TORONTO – The majority of Ontario’s nursing homes have failed to meet basic standards set out by the province to preserve the rights of elderly residents, with some failing to bathe residents even twice a week, others leaving seniors sitting for hours in soiled diapers and still others unnecessarily restraining those in their care, an […]

MONDAY, June 30th, 2008 @ 2:00 PM EDMONTON COURT HOUSE, APPLICATION RE: ALEXANDER DOULL

Court hearing has been adjourned.

MONDAY, June 30th, 2008 @ 2:00 PM EDMONTON COURT HOUSE, APPLICATION RE: ALEXANDER DOULL

In 2004, Mr.Alexander Doull had designated Mrs Doull as Agent in his Personal Directive.On October 5, 2007, the court removedMrs Doull as Agent and appointed the Public Guardian. On Monday, an Application will be made to the court to set asidethat Order.

CHARLOTTE ROBB APPOINTED C.E.O. OF NEW SUPERBOARD

Charlotte Robb, formally CEO of DynaLIFE Diagnostic Lab. Services,has been appointed interim chief executive officer of Alberta’snew health superboard and will be in charge of running Alberta’s$13-billion-a-year health system until March 31, 2009. She will earn$550,000 this year & work with Ken Hughes, board chairman who will earn $60,000 this year, plus $1,000 for each […]

COURT HEARING OF FLORA L’HEUREUX,, MAY 5TH, 2008 BEFORE THE HONOURABLE JUSTICE D.THOMAS

In essence the Judge would not go against the Office of thePublic Guardian.The lawyer for the Office of the Public Guardian was blatantlyuntruthful. She spoke half truths and clear untruths.Seniors are not only abused in care facilities, they are lied aboutand abused by the courts. Flora continues to be confined to a windowless room by […]

MONDAY MAY 5, 2008 @ 2:00 PM, FLORA L’HEUREUX ,QUEENS BENCH SURROGATE COURT

Application for an Order to allowFlora ElizabethL’Heureuxto move to an assisted living facility.She has been accepted by the Director/Manager of abeautifulassisted living facility andhas a doctor’sreport stating she is suitable for the housing.In December 2004, a U of A geriatric physician recommendedthat shebe moved from the nursinghome to less restrictive living.Mr. Allan Garber will be […]

LEFT ALONE, WOMAN 87, STRANGLED BY STRAP ON WHEELCHAIR

Last Sunday, left alone at Leisureworld Caregiving Centre on O’Connor Dr., 78 yr. old Florence RoseCoxon, who suffered fromAlzheimer’s disease, struggledto slide free from the restrainingbelt at her waist, butthe strap caught her throat and strangled her. Det. Sgt. Al Haunts, of 54 Division in Scarborough, Ont. said yesterdaythat police believe Coxon died from “asphyxiation” […]

ABUSIVE GUARDIANS

There is no legislation to hold guardians accountable.

SENIORS ABUSED WITH IMPUNITY

Seniors are not protected under the Alberta Human Rights Legislation Age is not included in the area of services, accommodation, facilities and tenancy. In long term care facilities, seniors are being harmed with impunity becausethere is no viable, enforceable, protective legislation. It is time to legislate protection for seniors.

MONDAY, APRIL 28th, 2008 @ 10:00 AM EDMONTON COURT HOUSE, APPEAL COURT

In 2004, Mr.Alexander Doull had designated Mrs Doull as Agent in his Personal Directive.The Directive had been formally drawn up by a lawyer. On October 5, 2007, the court arbitrarily removed Mrs Doull as Agent and appointed the Public Guardian. On Monday the 28th, Mr. Allan Garber, of Parlee McLaws will be making an appeal […]

AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT CITES IMPROVEMENTS IN LONG TERM CARE

In 2005, Fred Dunn, Auditor General, issued a scathing reportregarding conditions in long term care. His most recent reportcontradicts this stating that things are improving. We find thisimpossible to believe and is certainly not what we find when wereceive complaints emanating from long term care facilities.Could it be that someone rapped Fred Dunn's knuckles forbeing […]