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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.

Mental Health Review Panel Transcription

The perceived intent of an Alberta Mental Health Review Panel hearing is to determine whether the human being before the panel should be given freedom or continue to be detained behind locked doors, stripped of all rights…

Gordon Thomas Haig: Call for Justice

In the attached exchange between various organizations, Haig attempts to find justice in the system. Download PDF

Study shows health care may not be dominated by seniors

Dr. Donna M. Wilson’s, Who Uses Hospitals in Alberta? Two Years of Population-based Evidence for Health Services Planning and Policy, a study examining Alberta’s hospital usage. Download PDF

Government tracking of senior wellness

Recently, a senior was required to complete a form overviewing his health conditions, medications, healthcare providers, and other information for no apparent purpose…

Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act

We wish to thank you for allowing us to make this submission to your Committee concerning Bill #24, Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act…

Personal Directives Act

We ask that your government legislate that all enacted Personal Directives and Powers of Attorney be registered with the provincial government…

The Long Term Bed Crisis

At Alberta Hospital Edmonton, two hundred and forty six or more geriatric beds have been closed…

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Protects Bad Employee Performance

Employers who fear lawsuits and therefore fail to reveal bad employee performance to employers seeking references…

PPCA 2004-05 Annual Report

A recent PROTECTION FOR PERSONS IN CARE ACT (PPCA) 2004-2005 Annual Report provides troubling information as follows…

Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Under the Microscope

A background paper released today by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) calls for a stronger research push to identify the best practices…

National Seniors Council Regional Meetings on Elder Abuse

We were most graciously invited to attend the National Regional Council meeting on September 26th, 2007 held in Calgary, Alberta, chaired by Mr. Jean-Guy Souliere…

Letter to the Alberta Long Term Care Association

As per our letter delivered to you this morning, we reiterate some of the identified issues which you intend to bring before your membership.

PPCA Administrative Unfairness

The Office Of The Ombudsman was asked to investigate a response concerning a complaint which had been made…