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Abuse of Sears employees

“While 2,900 Sears Canada employees have lost their jobs, benefits and pension plans, the company’s CEO and senior managers received bonuses. The terminated employees will not be getting any severance pay and will lose all benefits and pension plans. The retail chain will pay up to $9.2 million in retention bonuses to 43 executives and […]

Elder Abuse of Alberta’s Senior Drivers

Testing senior drivers constitutes elder abuse Requiring a senior, who Is in good health, has never had a car accident who maybe fully employed, to make an appointment with a medical doctor for a medical examination, so that he /she can renew their driving license, constitutes elder abuse. It is now widely known that seniors […]

No Association Simard MD & Fitness to Drive

Comparison of the SIMARD MD to Clinical Impression in Assessing Fitness to Drive in Patients with Cognitive Impairment. Canadian Geriatrics Journal finds no association between SIMARD MD and doctor’s decisions Erratum in • Corrigendum: Comparison of the SIMARD MD to clinical impression in assessing fitness to drive in patients with cognitive impairment. [Can Geriatr J. […]

Closure Seniors Health Centre

North East Community Health Centre Seniors clinic will cease operations as of March 29 2018. We have been told that by the previous Medical Director that this is an Alberta Health Services management decision which is poorly informed and is counter productive to the ongoing provision of care to seniors with complex care needs It […]

Mourning Closure Autumn Lodge

Residents mourn closure of Autumn Lodge, Berwyn. Flag is flying half mast. FAIRVIEW – Bill Rowe who lowered flag at flag pole at Autumn Lodge in Berwyn Feb. 20 which was flying the flag at half mast, mourning the announced closure of Autumn Lodge. Rowe explained he helped get the flag pole installed about five […]

B.C Seniors New Assessments

B.C. seniors to get new driving assessment Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced the new system Thursday, to replace the touch-screen computer test called DriveABLE that many seniors found complicated and stressful. The new examination will take longer, 90 minutes instead of 75, to test for cognitive impairment and other medical concerns. It will include […]

Alberta seniors lose lengthy legal fight overlong-term care costs

The Elder Advocates of Alberta Society et al have lost the lengthy legal fight with the province over long-term care fees. “We are shocked and saddened by the dismissal”, said Ruth Adria of Elder Advocates of Alberta Society, “This will just make things worse for seniors.” Court of Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross ruled that […]


Mislead the Court Karyn Fleming a.k.a. Steinhilber, Perry Steinhilber, Kovy McDonald & Brent Johnson MADE APPLICATION TO THE COURT FOR REMOVAL OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS OF HANNELORE STEINHILBER, despite the fact that they had already removed, her personal belongings days earlier. HISTORY It was reported to us that on March 24th & 25th, 2017, the personal […]

Berwyn Autumn Lodge Closure

Honourable Ms . Margaret McQuaig-Boyd disappointed Autumn Lodge offer rejected. The MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley says she is disappointed an offer to postpone the closure of Autumn Lodge in Berwyn has been rejected. In a Facebook post from yesterday, Marg McCuaig-Boyd says the North Peace Housing Foundation has turned down what she calls “the government’s […]

Elder Abuse Up 148%

Staff-to-resident abuse in long-term care homes up 148% from 2011 (and that is just what we know) “Die, die you bitch. You’ve got to die now.” The words were spoken to a disabled woman, 86, by the personal support worker (PSW) who had been caring for her for years. Viola cannot move or speak due […]

Dementia Screening

Pre-Dementia Screening: More Harm Than Good The current quest to diagnose dementia and cognitive impairment early with screening is ill-advised, is fueled by profit motives, and ignores the potentially devastating harms associated with the diagnosis, according to an opinion paper by dementia and geriatric medicine specialists. Many countries have begun encouraging screening for cognitive changes […]

Takedowns of elderly

DO TAKEDOWNS HAVE A PLACE IN THE CARE OF THE FRAIL DEPENDENT ELDERLY? We CHALLENGE the professionals who are responsible for the violence which is being perpetrated against vulnerable persons, persons who are being detained behind the LOCKED doors of Villa Caritas and Alberta Hospital Edmonton. We challenge the professionals who authorize this violence. Though […]

Belgian Nurses Refuse Euthanasia

Belgian nurses give up their jobs to avoid having to euthanize Patients Professor Benoit Beuselink, a cancer doctor, reported that personnel are leaving palliative care departments, saying the wards are at risk of becoming “houses of euthanasia.” “Some Belgian palliative care units that have opened their doors to patients requesting euthanasia have seen nurses and […]

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

(IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit, scientific, educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses, deaths, injuries and property damage-from motor vehicle crashes. 1) Do special regulations for driver’s license renewal among older drivers affect crash rates? Regulations requiring in-person renewal and requiring vision testing in states where in-person renewal is not required are the only policies […]

Antipsychotic misuse

‘Scandalous abuse’ of the elderly prescribed antipsychotics in hospital exposed Tens of thousands of vulnerable dementia patients are being prescribed ‘chemical cosh’ drugs in hospital wards in a ‘scandalous abuse’ of the elderly, ten leading health organizations have said in a letter to The Daily Telegraph Three quarters of nurses have seen people with dementia […]