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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…

Government Legislation

The Canadian Human Rights Declaration proclaims that “everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principals of fundamental justice…

Lawsuit: Elder Advocates et al vs. Crown

We are pleased to announce that Court of Queens Bench, Madame Justice Sheila Greckol has certified this as a class action…

External Links

For more information on elder abuse and other related topics, please take a look at some external sources of information listed here.

Group Homes Licensed by Social Care Facilities Licensing Act

Fire safety is obviously being disregarded. Who could evacuate these helpless persons in the event of a fire?

James Bain: Failure To Provide The Necessities Of Life

Case study of James Bain, including a letter to the Minister of Justice, and photos of his condition. Warning: contains some disturbing images

Emma Kadnar: Diapering of Continent Senior

Further to a meeting of September 25/07, with the Guardians of Emma Kadnar and management staff of the Salem Manor Nursing Home (attached Agenda) there appears to have been no amelioration of Emma Kadnar’s situation…

Do the Elderly Have No Rights At All Anymore?

I have a friend who is fighting for her mother’s rights to be considered competent…

Competency Issues

A commentary on the process of declaring Seniors Incompetant, looking at the Dependent Adults Act, Personal Directives Act, Powers of Attorney Act, and Mental Health Act.

Review of the Dependant Adult Act

A Critical review of the Dependent Adult Act of Alberta…