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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…

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…

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

What is Elder Abuse?

In this article, we provide a thourough analysis of what Elder Abuse can be, in its many forms. There are also signs that can help in identifying Elder Abuse.

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…

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…

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…

Seniors Minister fails to investigate complaint by Dependent Adult against Public Guardian

We were appalled and shocked to learn that there was failure by your Office to investigate the 14 page Complaint made by Flora L’Heureux DAO3 12536, against the Office of the Public Guardian…

Martha Matich: Dependant Adults Act Abuse

This is an account of elder abuse which demonstrates, that even though an elderly person has attempted to provide for and protect herself in old age, this careful planning can be easily decimated…