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Victor, a senior, has been detained in the day room, of Stn. # 47 ofRockyview
Hospitalsince April 25/08, eight months.He is not allowed to leave the ward.
His daughter was named the agent of a PersonalDirectivewhich has been activated.
Two Form I’s signed by physicians state that he has “poor insight and judgement”,
which are the documents that have stripped him of all his rights & make it possible to
keep him there. If he should manage to leave, the police would be called & he would
be returned to the hospital.
Posted on the day room window is a sign that states that blinds are not to be closed.
He has been detained like an animal in a zoo.
Initially nursing night staff would go into the day room at night to watch TV or sleep there.
This man is lucid. He has a home. Seniors are being locked up at public expense
who should be and wish to be at home.
We are calling on Government to Repeal Bill # 24, Adult Guardianship and
Trusteeship Actwhich is legislatively, sanctioned elder abuse. This Bill is intended
toreplace the Dependent Adults Act.
Read this month’sEdmonton Senior And Calgary Senior newspaper (on line) for
more information. We have a one page ad which details the devastation & anguish
causedby Dependent Adult legislation.