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Criminal behaviour by the Public Guardian

As told to us by Joanne, daughter of Shirley Hamilton, At 7:00 PM, September 12, 2012, Joanne received a phone call from her mother. Hamilton was sobbing, saying she did not know where she was and that she was very frightened…

Public Trustee bullies client

Client is in great anguish at the prospect of being evicted from her domicile. She has told us that she does not wish to leave her home, her neighborhood, her friends…

Redford raises long-term care fees

Premier Alison Redford has raised the cap on seniors long-term care accommodation by five per cent. During the Tory leadership race,  Redford mused about removing the cap altogether, an idea she abandoned during the spring election.* After the election, Health Minister Fred Horne and Seniors Minister George VanderBurg studiously avoided questions about whether the cap will be removed, saying […]

Dennis Riopel denied justice

The court disregarded the fact that the Office of the Public Trustee (OPT) had filed an untruthful affidavit. The Application was flawed and untrustworthy…

Senior neglected by the Public Guardian

Our complaint against the Guardian chronicles disregard, isolation, bullying, inhumane treatment. We allege, that throughout, the alleged “care and support” of the Office of the Public Guardian, the client has been subjected to elder abuse and neglect…

Dora Cinciruk: Formal complaint of unlawful confinement

Mrs. Dora (Eudokia) Cinciruk has been detained behind locked doors in an Alzheimer unit, since December 2009. Prior to that she was detained at the University Hospital…

Secret Geriatric Assessment referral

When I recently showed you a copy of the Glenrose letter dated June 30, 2011, you offered no information concerning this assessment…

Human Rights complaint refused

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION COMPLAINT UNDER THE ALBERTA HUMAN RIGHTS ACT We, the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society COMPLAIN AGAINST Guardians of Helen Tiedemann DOB 1938, March 12 Mrs Vera (John) Heitman Mr. Ralph Tiedemann Alleging that since October 2008 until the present, the Guardians of Helen Tiedemann have disallowed Helen Tiedemann to go for a […]

Myrtle Hofer: Senior apprehended by Public Guardian

On June 16, 2010, Ms.Tobi-Dawn McRae, Public Guardian Officer, Lethbridge made an ex parte Application to the court for the apprehension of Mrs. Hofer…

B.C. man loses right to care for wife

An elderly B.C. man says a provincial health authority stripped him and his wife of their legal and financial rights after he complained bitterly about his wife’s care in the long-term care wing of a local hospital. “She would have been far better at home,” said George Brent, 83, of his wife’s care at the […]

Gregory Carter, 63, Psychological Associate, pleads guilty before the College of Psychologists of Ontario

Gregory Carter, Psychological Associate pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of professional misconduct…

Emma Frank: Abuse of a dependent adult

THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE’S OFFICE refuses to disclose how much money has been received by their office regarding the sterilization of Emma, or fees charged by law firm Field…

Betty Anne Gagnon: Sister, brother-in-law charged with manslaughter

EDMONTON — Betty Anne Gagnon was 48 years old when she died, barely able to see and unable to care for herself, was found dead on Nov. 20/09, curled in the front seat of a pickup truck parked at a gas station near Edmonton. Her face was bruised and one eye was black. According to […]

Helen Tiedeman: Unlawfully detained and locked in alzheimer unit

The Abuse of Helen Tiedeman, Helen Tiedman has told us this morning that it is one full year since she has been detained. I responded to her that it is October 1, 2009, she replied, “No, October 2nd”. As usual, she is totally oriented to date and time…

Peter Radesh: Detained at the Royal Alex

We find it troubling that seniors are being detained in active treatment beds. Many are given little or no nursing care. They have no recreation…