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SILVERA FOR SENIORS housing; – Metropolitan Calgary Foundation-onerous requirement for tenancy

Silvera Housing for Seniors provides housing to elderlyseniors, some who are almost centenarians. We havebeen informed that a requirement for tenancy is, that inspring, seniors must take down all pictures off the wall,pack up their belongings & together with their furniture,move all out into the hallway in order to facilitate cleaningof the unit. One year, […]

Mountain View Housing evicting senior Albertan

80 year old has been issued an eviction order.   Manager  has informed senior that she does not have to give “cause”  for the discharge order.  An appeal to intervene has been  made to senior’s Minister, George VanderBurg. Resident was subjected to a capacity assessment by Alberta  Health Services Geriatric Mental Health apparently due to a  Directive by CAO.  Seniors are […]

Simard MD – Primary Care Nurse targets senior

A family member writes from rural Alberta: “My Dad recently failed the Simard test administered by  the PCN nurse in our local doctor’s office.  I’m wondering  if there is any further information available in  respect to  any further communication with the government, besides  what you have listed on your website. Any other suggestions  you can […]

Driver Fitness / Alberta Transportation disseminates misinformation (untruths) – Bullying older Albertans

L.T.  wrote us concerning her father: “My father received a letter from Alberta transportation stating that on Oct 21 he would have his licence suspended if he did not have a DriveAble assessment and a geriatric specialist assessment done to ensure he can drive.I was told by Gloria McLennan at  Alberta Transportation, that my father was […]

There are no members in the Legislature

“An Alberta provincial election has been called and  with the dissolution of the 27th Legislature there  are no Members of the Legislative Assembly until  the results of the general election become official.  Following the election, biographical information of  returning and newly-elected Members will be posted  as it becomes available. During the election period,  constituency offices […]

HEARING: Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 10:00 am

APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION FOR CLASS PROCEEDING Ms. Jodi Pifko /Buelow and Ms. Kim Bordignon, the daughters of Mrs. Carol Pifko, have commenced legal action against the physicians, nurses, LPN’s, pharmacists, who recommended, prescribed or administered Zyprexa for their mother. Ms. Buelow & Ms. Bordignon are the Representative Plaintiffs for the estate of Carol Pifco, deceased, in an application to have the […]

Upcoming Hearing, Monday, March 19th, 2012 & March 20th, 2012 @ 9:30 AM

TIME: 9:30 AM LAW ENFORCEMENT REVIEW BOARD HEARING Margaret Saunter Room 1502, City Centre Place 10025 – 102 A Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 2Z2

Blaming seniors for soaring health care costs

 Alberta seniors spend less money on health related services and  supports such as emergency treatment than non-seniors.  According to the Alberta Government Demographic Planning Commission, Discussion Guide,  published in Summer 2008, Alberta seniors in 2004,  spent an average of $1,733 each on health, including health care supplies, pharmaceutical products, eye-care and health insurance premiums.  By comparison, […]

Crisis in long term care: Covenant Health Edmonton General Hospital

On February 14, 2012 the husband of Audry Chudyk visited his wife at  the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre. He found her   in a life threatening state, in bed with her mouth open,  unconscious, in her own feces, which was also under her fingernails.   Her  roommate said she had been like that for days. The […]

Health Inquiry probe narrowed

Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne announced a public inquiry willbe held, specific to queue jumping, a matter that was not dealt with by the Health Quality Council report. The inquiry  will not specifically look into the matter of widespread physician muzzling & intimidation alleged in the scathing probe of the HQC report. The limited scope of the Inquiry will […]

Health inquiry narrowed

Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne announced a public inquiry will be held, specific to queue jumping, a matter that was not dealt with by theHealth Quality Council report. The inquiry will not specifically look intothe matter of widespread physician muzzling & intimidation alleged inthe scathing probe of the HQC report. The limited scope of the […]


Tuesday,  February 21/12, Beverly Munro courageously spoke out at a Press Conference An amazing silence followed.  No one confronted or challenged her concerning her very  public, articulate  and troubling statements.   However on Friday morning Beverly was confronted in the main lobby area by a  person unknown to her, who said she wished to assess her.  The person […]

Doctors muzzled , Health quality Council of Alberta says.

Dr. John Cowell, executive director of the Health Quality Council, has called  for a task force to build a “just culture”. The report confirmed there was  widespread intimidation and muzzling of physicians who advocated for their  patients,  The report also found that too many seniors at their end of their lives went  to emergency rooms for […]

Beverly Munro, Senior speaks out about long term care – Covenant Health – Edmonton General Hospital

 An Alberta senior has gone public with allegations of misery,  physical abuse and substandard living conditions at a long-term  care centre.  Beverley Munro says staff in her ward at the  Edmonton General Hospital physically manhandle her to get  her to bed, and some months ago ripped her earlobe when  her dressing gown got caught in […]


Minister of Health, Fred Horne has announced a change in the  government’s approach to senior’s housing and care. He is quoted as saying,  a concept, “aging in place”, was developed  by Premier Alison Redford during the leadership campaign. He is further quoted as saying: “What we mean by “aging in place” is  really designing a facility that allows us […]