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Males Bathing Females

COMPLAINT: Hello, I have issue with my mother who is at the xxxxxxx Extendicare. She is in rough shape mentally and physically, and is in additional distress because of the neglect of her wishes in regard to the nursing aides. She is in EXTREME DISCOMFORT when a male aide is assigned to help her dress/undress, […]

Elder Abuse Report

W5 nursing home investigation reveals 1,500 cases of staff-to-resident abuse in one year W5 takes a look at the epidemic of abuse at homes meant to care for the elderly and how FRONT LINE WORKERS WALK AWAY WITHOUT REPERCUSSIONS W5 reveals how ill treatment often goes underreported and how abusive workers are protected by secrecy […]

Killam senior assaulted at Health Centre

An 88 year old senior in the long-term care unit at the Killam Health Care Centre was reported to having been assaulted.. Koren Makarowski, 39, from Stome, Alta. has been charged with one count of assault. Karen Krueber, 53, from Killam has been charged with three counts of assault Both are scheduled to appear in […]

More seniors remain in workforce

More U.S. seniors choosing to remain in the workforce. Employment rose not only among 65- to 69-year olds (close to a third now work), but also among those 70 to 74 (about a fifth). In the 75-plus population, the proportion still working increased to 8.4 percent from 5.4 percent. Increasingly, they are less likely to […]

Legislative Arrogance – Rape Culture

Powers of Attorney Act – Too costly

Ageism to become discrimination for first time

Age will soon be included as a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Alberta Human Rights Act. An application to include age as a discriminating factor was granted at a hearing in Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench Friday after it was unopposed by the province. “We can now join the rest of Canada,” said lawyer […]

DriveABLE Misdiagnosis

Lacombe long-term care deficiencies

A review and audit began in April 2017 after “SERIOUS CONCERNS” about the QUALITY OF CARE at the Lacombe long-term care facility were raised by Red Deer College practical nurse students completing their practicums at the health-care centre. Three staff members have been placed on leave. Training deficiencies, unsanitary conditions and a lack of safety […]

LTC untenable, Edward Redshaw

From: Dr. Edward S. Redshaw 2034-198 Street Edmonton Alberta. T6J5T7 To: Chief Administrator of a Facility Dear Madam/Sir: My name is Dr: Edward S. Redshaw. My mother-in-law, Mildred Silvera, 96 years of age with Dementia, and my brother-in-law, Bernard Silvera,77 years of age, seriously mentally and physically challenged are residents in Millwoods Shepherd’s Care Centre […]

Insurance Corporation, BC

The Insurance Corporation of B.C. says seniors (age 70 and over) cause 95 out of every 1,000 accidents in B.C. The average crash rate for drivers of all ages is 124 out of every 1,000 accidents. 26/02/17

Chaplain position removed

NDP needs to explain removal of spiritual care position Wildrose Shadow Seniors, Housing & Mental Health Minister Mark Smith and Wildrose Shadow Health Minister Tany Yao called on Health Minister Sarah Hoffman to explain the AHS decision to remove a specialized spiritual care coordinator position at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. The coordinator provided patients […]

Charter Rights violated

The Charter Rights of over half a million senior Alberta citizens are being violated by Sections 4 & 5 of the Alberta Human Rights Act in that it deprives them of their right to equal protection and equal benefits of the law without discrimination.

HUMAN RIGHTS APPLICATION

TRIAL DATE Friday, January 6, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – 1 full day. Law Courts Edmonton, Court of Queen’s Bench, Seniors (age) is not included under the Alberta Human Rights Legislation Sections 4 & 5 Therefore: An Originating Application has been filed at the Alberta Court and served upon the Office of the Attorney General […]

Medication-induced Dementia

Drug-induced Dementia is not Alzheimer’s Disease More than 50 conditions can cause or mimic the symptoms of dementia.” and “Alzheimer’s (can only be) distinguished from other dementias at autopsy.” — from a Harvard University Health Publication entitled “What’s Causing Your Memory Loss? It Isn’t Necessarily Alzheimer’s” All classes of psychotropic drugs have been documented to […]