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Neglect at the Edith Cavell Care Centre

Enclosed you will find copies of the forms confirming incapacity and my subsequent guardianship of my parents, George and Anne Campbell. I am requesting copies of both their charts in their entirety…

Unjust Selling of Property

We have learned that the farm of Emma Kadnar is to be sold. At a meeting, which you, the Honourable Minister of Seniors, Ms. M.Jablonski and others attended at the Warburg Seniors Center on April 1, 2009, Ms. Brenda Lee Doyle, Director, Office of Public Guardian, stated unequivocally, that farms and property of dependent seniors would not be liquidated unless there was a financial need to pay for the care of the senior…

Formal Complaint Filed by Flora L’Heureux

See also: NorQuest College Honours Senior Student Flora L’Heureux and Seniors Minister fails to investigate complaint by Dependent Adult against Public Guardian The Office of the Guardian has never explained to me what their role as guardian is. There has been failure on the part of the Office of the Public Guardian to obtain the […]

DEMOGRAPHIC PLANNING COMMISSION

We were deeply disappointed that the Demographic Planning Commission has failedto hear the strongconcernswhich we brought forward during the Hearings.Concerns, that In Alberta, seniors are being denied rights and protection.That in Alberta elder care facilities, seniors can be harmed with impunity becausethere is no viable, enforceable legislation. The Protection For Persons in Care Act isnon-punitive […]

PERSONAL DIRECTIVES ACT, ROCKYVIEW HOSPITAL, CALGARY

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 […]

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Stop Trying to Kill Us Off

The legalization of premature death as a treatment option is a threat to disabled people…

Letter to Minister of Community Development Gene Zwozdesky

Further to our correspondence of January 2, 2001 concerning this matter, our meeting of October 30, 2003, and further correspondence of November 12, 2003. We again appeal to you to include the noted amendments to the said legislation…

Personal Directives Act

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

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.

Letter to the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses

We maintain that professional, registered, nurses must provide a leadership roll in providing safe, ethical compassionate, nursing care to clients in elder care facilities…

Establishing the Rights of Vulnerable Alberta Citizens

We recommend that the following be made mandatory and the norm in all Alberta Elder Care Facilities…

Injuries at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital

This lady is under the care of the Office of the Public Trustee and Public Guardian… Note: Contains some graphic images

Inadequate Care and Untrained Staff

There were countless incidents at the Devonshire Care Centre, where I believe the “medical care” provided to my friend Rita Vallentien’s…

Abuse of the mentally ill

Physicians have a powerful quasi-judicial position in society in that they can detain lawful citizens behind locked doors and remove all property and human rights…