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Seniors would choose disease over loss of driver’s licence

Many seniors would rather hear that they have cancer than be told to surrender their driver’s licence, according to research from McGill University. “Older drivers tell us the day you’re told, ‘Hand over your licence’ is worse than a cancer diagnosis,” researcher Nicol Korner-Bitensky said Thursday. “I heard it so many times I was shocked,” […]

Pair trying to stay together

A 93-year-old Edmonton Senior is begging Capital Care not to ship her dying husband across the city…

Joanne Talbot-Brisson and Daughter Accused of 340K Theft from Seniors

OTTAWA — Joanne Talbot-Brisson, a long-time administrator at the Cumberland Lodge, was to appear in court on charges of defrauding dependent, elderly residents of hundreds of thousands of dollars over the last decade. Cumberland is a community on the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario. On May 27, 2010, police laid fraud charges against Mary Joanne […]

Nursing Cuts at the Youville Nursing Home, St. Albert

Convenant Health is almost completely eliminating professional registered nurses from direct care positions at the Youville Nursing Home, St. Albert…

Betty Anne Gagnon: Sister, brother-in-law charged with manslaughter

EDMONTON — Betty Anne Gagnon was 48 years old when she died, barely able to see and unable to care for herself, was found dead on Nov. 20/09, curled in the front seat of a pickup truck parked at a gas station near Edmonton. Her face was bruised and one eye was black. According to […]

Courtroom psychiatrist charged in sex assault

Dr. Aubrey Levin, a Calgary psychiatrist who has worked extensively with justice officials on criminal cases, has been charged with sexual assault. Police say a 36-year-old man, one of Levin’s long-term patients, alleges he was sexually assaulted repeatedly by Levin over a period of time. Levin, 71, has regularly testified in court cases as an […]

Senior double-billed while waiting for placement

The family of a 99-year-old woman wants to know why she was double-billed while waiting for a long-term care bed…

Bureaucrat Admits Theft of $1.2 M from Ill and Vulnerable

The woman’s secret source of wealth was unearthed in a Toronto courtroom, as Biazar pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1.23-million from mentally ill, homeless and even dead people whose interests she was supposed to be protecting…

B.C. Public Guardian Accused of Abusing Rights

“The house had been ransacked,” the elderly B.C. woman told CBC News, her voice shaking…

Province Taking Knife to Long-term Care

A few nights ago, I discovered my 75-year-old father trying to eat his soup with a knife…

Dangerous Drugs Continue to be Prescribed to Seniors: CBC report

Risperdal, Seroquel, Zyprexa & Clozaril Doctors are continuing to prescribe drugs dangerous to seniors in spite of government warnings, a CBC News investigation reveals. More than two years ago, CBC News first reported that more than a million seniors were prescribed atypical antipsychotics. Atypical antipsychotics are specific kinds of antipsychotic drugs. They are considered by […]

Deadly Scalding in Long Term Care Centre

It’s not easy to imagine Dianne Poff’s life. But the Saskatchewan woman’s death was especially unimaginable. In 1955, when she was nine months old, Ms. Poff contracted meningitis. She was never able to speak or move her limbs…

The Long Term Bed Crisis

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

Convicted Thief Bryan Andrew Casavant Targets Elderly and Disabled

A Canada wide warrant has been issued fo Bryan Andrew Casavant, 46, who was convicted September 2006 for robbing and swindling elderly, physically disabled victims and cancer patients…

Suspect Charged in Theft of Elderly Woman’s Rings

Police arrested a 47-year-old man Friday morning in connection with the theft of rings from the fingers of an elderly woman in Vancouver General hospital…