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Allen Harris QC, Review Panel

TRANSCRIPTION OF MENTAL HEALTH REVIEW PANEL December 13, 2017 Mr. R Allen Harris QC, Chair, Alberta Mental Health Review Panel 302 Energy Square – 10109 106 St NW Edmonton, AB T5J 3L7 Dear Mr. Harris: REFERENCE Alberta Mental Health Review Panel scheduled for xxxxx xxxx, December 20, 2017 Xxxx x had asked me, be his […]

Alberta seniors lose lengthy legal fight overlong-term care costs

The Elder Advocates of Alberta Society et al have lost the lengthy legal fight with the province over long-term care fees. “We are shocked and saddened by the dismissal”, said Ruth Adria of Elder Advocates of Alberta Society, “This will just make things worse for seniors.” Court of Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross ruled that […]

Antipsychotic misuse

‘Scandalous abuse’ of the elderly prescribed antipsychotics in hospital exposed Tens of thousands of vulnerable dementia patients are being prescribed ‘chemical cosh’ drugs in hospital wards in a ‘scandalous abuse’ of the elderly, ten leading health organizations have said in a letter to The Daily Telegraph Three quarters of nurses have seen people with dementia […]

City of Edmonton Priorities

When we see bike lanes that receive priority snow clearing service and then we consider how seniors with limited mobility are fined if the walks are not cleared in a timely manner it is revealing as to what is important to our City officials. Those with privileged mobility are given special attention to celebrate their […]

Flawed Protection For Persons In Care

February 15, 2018 Via Email letter edmonton.riverview@assembly.ab.ca The Honourable Ms. Lori Sigurdson Minister of Seniors and Housing, # 404 Legislature Building 10800 97 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5K 2B6 Dear Madam Minister: REFERENCE: Flawed Protection for Persons in Care Act Legislation. We have made complaints to the Protection for Persons in Care concerning a lodge […]

No LTC Beds

Elder Abuse Meeting

MEETING WITH DR. David SWANN MLA, ARE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN ABUSED BY DEPENDENT ADULT ACT LEGISLATION. On April 29, 1@ 4:00 PM, 17 Alberta citizens met with Dr. David Swann at the Legislative Annex to present to him and others, accounts of dependent adult abuse. In several instances, the account concerned parents who had […]

Dr. Oto Cadsky maligns fellow psychiatrists

Forensic Psychiatrists dysfunctional A lawsuit against a “dysfunctional” provincial government office” has name-calling, factions and conspiracies are common in the “dysfunctional” office of more than a dozen psychiatrists who analyze criminals for the courts, an Edmonton judge has found. In a 55-page decision released Friday, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Erik Lefsrud ruled that allegations […]

Advisory Councils

ADVISORY COUNCILS People you need to read this. Sarah Hoffman has no shame. She wants residents and their families to have the right to create advisory councils to advocate for care. Many facilities already have Family Forums and other Residents Councils in operation. What is she trying to achieve? This is from someone who has […]

REGISTERED MAIL August 30, 2017 The Honourable. Mr. John D. Rooke. Associate Chief Justice Judges Chambers, Edmonton Law courts, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB. T5J 0R2 Your Honour: REFERENCE: SHAWN GORDON CULLEN DOB 03/04/71 File No. # 15104278582-01 – 001 Charges – 162.1 (3) 163.1(4) Scheduled for Jury Trial – September 11, 2017 […]

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 […]

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 […]