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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…

Dora Cinciruk: Locked away unlawfully against her will

Dora was an independent tax paying citizen, always paid her utilities, was never involved in criminal activities, loved her home, enjoyed planting a large garden. Last October, she injured her foot. In November, 2009, she entered the U of A Hospital, never again allowed to return to her home. While at the hospital for treatment, […]

Deceptive Government Publication

The Publication by the Office of the Public Guardian, UNDERSTANDING PERSONAL DIRECTIVES, states that the law in Alberta, does not allow family members to make decisions on their behalf. However, after making a search, we found that no such law exists…

Third Call for Public Inquiry

A physician, has a powerful quasi-judicial position in society by virtue of the reliance, by the judicial system and al, on his assessments. In that his assessment can lead to the detaining of lawful citizens behind locked doors and removal of property and human rights…

RCMP arrest and handcuff senior

Extendicare Salem Manor, Leduc On the afternoon of February 12, 2010, members of the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society visited Emma Kadnar at Extendicare Leduc, (Salem Manor). Staff who are often too busy to help patients to the bathroom or put them to bed for an afternoon nap, appeared to become very distressed by the […]

Senior double-billed while waiting for placement

The family of a 99-year-old woman wants to know why she was double-billed while waiting for a long-term care bed…

Guardianship order disregards senior’s end of life planning

In October 1999, * made arrangements through her professional lawyer, George Illsley, that the daughter # be appointed Enduring Power of Attorney and also prepared four appropriate holograph wills…

Appeal for Federal Intervention to the Minister of Health

The Elder Advocates of Alberta Society call for an appeal from the Federal Government to investigate the Alberta Government’s Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act…

Strawberry Soda

One day Grandma went for a walk. She wanted her favourite treat, a strawberry soda. So off to the bank she went to get $5.00. There should have been $5,500.00 in savings, as they had sold their house in Pointe de Chene, N.B. Well, her bank account was bare…

Personal Directives

An Albertan woman describes her concerns regarding the personal directive in a letter to the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society…