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INCREASED SPENDING FOR SUPPORTED LIVING SPACES

April 8, 2013, it was announced that the province’s health authority was slashing $52 million, or five per cent of its’ budget .from nursing home spending. It was further made public that AHS will increase spending for supported living spaces. Why would Alberta Health Services (AHS) increase funding to lower- level care beds when in […]

Brazilian doctor Virginia Soares de Souza, could have killed more than 300 patients to free up beds

Ruth, Did you read this (Brazilian Dr Virginia Soares de Souza charged with killing patients) ? Very similar to Dr.Werkman from St. Paul prescribing ZYPREXA for thousands of patients (most of them elderly), but keeping no records. Also similar to Raubenheimer using a falsified order/prescription to obtain Morphine for the elderly. There are still absolutely […]

Lisa Goltman – Assaulted at Alberta Hospital

On March 25, 2013 this 22 year old Edmonton woman was so severely injured at Alberta Hospital Edmonton, that she had to be sent to the emergency room of the University Hospital. The injuries were allegedly sustained at 3:00 PM, however no ambulance was on site until 4:30 PM. It was reported that her lip […]

DriveABLE Assessment Corp.Inc. multi-million dollar

Honourable Mr. Ric McIvor, Minister of Transportation,  Dear Mr. Minister: Reference:   DriveABLE Assessment Corp.Inc. multi-million dollar,  private for profit enterprise, housed in Alberta Health Services (AHS) Red                                      Deer Health Care Centre misrepresenting themselves as if they                                   were part of AHS and approved by Alberta Transportation. […]

Office of the Public Trustee- Investigation by the Auditor General

We are aware of troubling issues dating back many years.  In 1998, the Office of the Public Trustee stopped a police  investigation of financial elder abuse by seizing the evidence,  a cheque, from the Edmonton Police Service.  At a passing of accounts in 2001 by the Office of the Public Trustee,  a Provincial Court Judge […]

Patient-based funding begins for long-term care residents – March 1, 2013

Funding for long-term care centre residents will be based on the specific  health care needs of each person under a new funding model being implemented.  The new funding model – called Patient Care Based Funding – is designed to provide  equitable funding for every resident in long-term care across the province. “The more care a […]

The Myths and Facts about ‘Older Drivers’, By Bonnie Dobbs

Is Dr. Bonnie Dobbs of MARD,  publishing misinformation in  regard to statistics concerning older drivers in her publication  “The Myths and Facts about ‘older drivers’? Alberta statistics 2010 strongly indicate senior drivers are the  safest drivers on the road. [PDF]  Alberta Traffic Collision Statistics 2010.

The Rights of Older People and Age Discrimination in Australia

80% of people will not have dementia at 80. 1% of people below 65, less than 2% of people 65-74, 8.4% of people 75-84  & 23% over 85 suffer from dementia.  Supporting those figures Dr Roderick  McKay, Chair of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age at the Royal Australian  and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, […]

The Rights of Older People and Age Discrimination in Australia

80% of people will not have dementia at 80. 1% of people below 65, less than 2% of people 65-74, 8.4% of people 75-84  & 23% over 85 suffer from dementia.  Supporting those figures Dr Roderick  McKay, Chair of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age at the Royal Australian  and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, […]

The Rights of Older People and Age Discrimination in Australia

80% of people will not have dementia at 80. 1% of people below 65, less than 2% of people 65-74, 8.4% of people 75-84  & 23% over 85 suffer from dementia.  Supporting those figures Dr Roderick  McKay, Chair of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age at the Royal Australian  and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, […]

Hon. Ric McIvor reviews DriveAble & Simard MD

In many centres such as Calgary, the cost of DriveAble is $350. The protocol is as follows, the senior is subjected to the Simard MD          cognitive test, which he/she  is most likely to fail. Then having failed the Simard MD, the senior is referred  to DriveAble, a  private for profit business, which he/ […]

DriveAble tests do not target seniors

Bill Bland, President, DriveAble USA, who authored Edmonton  Journal letter, Oct.31/12, “Tests do not target Seniors“, down plays  the financial success of DriveAble.In most areas, seniors pay $350.00 plus GST, for the  DriveAble computer test.  Considering the thousands of seniors across the province & even  across the country who are being referred to DriveAble,  it […]

Office of the Public Trustee

Former Public Trust Officer, Ned Frohlich, charged with two countsof theft over $5, 000. & fraud over $5,000. & three counts ofuttering forged documents. Scheduled for 1st. court appearance November 15, 2012.

Cost of aging population on health care

 Alberta seniors spend less money on health related services and  supports such as emergency treatment than non-seniors.  According to the Alberta Government Demographic Planning Commission, Discussion Guide, published in Summer 2008, Alberta seniors in 2004,  spent an average of $1,733 each on health, including health care supplies, pharmaceutical products, eye-care and health insurance premiums.  By comparison, non-seniors […]

Edmonton driver fined $1,200

Jocelyn Kelly struck and caused the death of a pedestrian.    She received a nominal fine.    She was not stripped of her license to drive nor     was her license suspended. From across the province, we continue to receive anguished calls from seniors (& their family members) who, when they attend at their doctor’s office for […]