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SENIORS IN TRANSITION:

SENIORS IN TRANSITION:Exploring Pathways Across the Care continuum. Report by Canadian Institute for Health Information According to this recent report – ADMISSION TO RESIDENTIAL CARE COULD HAVE BEEN DELAYED OR AVOIDED FOR MORE THAN 1 IN 5 SENIORS. Provincial health-care systems are struggling to place Canadians in the appropriate continuing-care settings they need, potentially adding […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Powers of Attorney Act Abuse

The abuse of powers by an appointed “attorney” acting as Power of Attorney is NOT CIVIL, IT IS CRIMINAL. Section 331 of the Criminal Code of Canada clearly sets out the offence: THEFT BY PERSONS HOLDING POWER OF ATTORNEY. This section is not a charging section, but what is referred to as a descriptive section. […]

Crisis in Elder Care

Elder care in Alberta remains ‘IN A STATE OF CRISIS’ Unmet pledges of new government continuing a troubling trend Stagnation in the number of long-term care beds, a continued shift to less-resourced & less regulated “supportive living” spaces, & higher levels of private for-profit delivery have left residential elder care in Alberta in a state […]

Powers of Attorney Act/ Irfan Sabir

Letter sent via email – hs.ministeris@gov.ab.ca January 29, 2016 The Honourable Mr. Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services # 402 Legislature Building 10800 97 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5K 2B6 Dear Mr. Minister: Reference POWERS OF ATTORNEY ACT RSA 2000, c P-20 We, the Elder Advocates of Alberta, speak in defense of the voiceless, frail […]

Hogeway, Dementia village

THE DUTCH VILLAGE WHERE EVERYONE HAS DEMENTIA. The town of Hogeway, outside Amsterdam, is a Truman Show-style nursing home. When Yvonne van Amerongen received a phone call from her mother two decades ago, relaying that her father had died of a heart attack—sudden and painless—one of the first things she thought was, Thank God he […]

Test violates seniors’ rights

From Edmonton Journal Letters – February 27, 2014 Alberta Transportation statistics show that seniors are the safest drivers on our roads. Yet, in 2008, the minister of transportation introduced a pilot project that subjected all Albertans at age 75 to a medical fitness assessment. In many medical clinics, a cognitive test called the Simard MD […]

Trespass to Premises Act Alberta

Alberta Court strikes down the Act as unconstitutional in the context of its’ enforcement on Public Property…

Seniors Pleas for Help at Knox Met Manor go to deaf ears

A deceased senior is left dead in a unit for 17 hours by Strathcona Management Agency, Knox Met Manor Senior Apartments…

Alberta Seniors Housing, unmonitored, unsafe

It has become public knowledge that older Albertans living in what they perceive to be seniors safe housing are at serious risk for neglect, theft and deadly harm…

Villa Caritas Video Surveillance

In the past we have made serious complaints against staff of the geriatric mental hospital, Villa Caritas. We have alleged that abuse and even violence is being perpetrated against very, vulnerable seniors, seniors detained behind locked doors. Our complaints have been summarily dismissed.

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