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HEALTH QUALITY COUNCIL OF ALBERTA

The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) announced its’ 2008 findings. & gave a glowing Report of the Long Term Care (LTC) experience.Surprisingly, their Report totally contradicts the Auditor General’s finding of 2005and the abysmal & sometimes frightening accounts expressed throughoutthe MLA Hearings, which were held across the province in 2007.Failures of LTC are held […]

LORRAINE ADOLPH

We have been told that Thursday noon, December 4/08, Lorraine Adolph was last seenleaving Building # 12, Alberta Hospital Edmonton, 17480 Fort Road, for a smoke.Who unlocked the doors forher to exit the locked unit?Were the certificates disregarded?A family member had begged the Stony Plain physician to not send her to themental hospital. Despite snow […]

CAPACITY ASSESSMENTS

We have hand delivered a strong submission to the Honourable Ministers of Justice,Health& Seniors,calling on them to legislate that all capacityassessmentsberecordedand transcribed.We no longer find it acceptable, that seniors are being stripped of all rights in anunmonitored,secret process.We made a further submission which stated that the trite, meaningless, commonly usedphrase, “poor insightand judgment” should no […]

CALEB MANOR CHRISTIAN RETIREMENT COMMUNITY – 6411 199 STREET

An $850,000 class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of itsresidents, who allege ongoing heating and cooling problems.in a November 7/08, Statement of Claim filed by representativeplaintiff Eleanor McCullough, it is alleged that there have beendifficulties with the heating and cooling systems at Caleb Manor,6411 199 St. from the time it opened in 2000.Caleb Manoris […]

DEMOGRAPHIC PLANNING COMMISSION

We were deeply disappointed that the Demographic Planning Commission has failedto hear the strongconcernswhich we brought forward during the Hearings.Concerns, that In Alberta, seniors are being denied rights and protection.That in Alberta elder care facilities, seniors can be harmed with impunity becausethere is no viable, enforceable legislation. The Protection For Persons in Care Act isnon-punitive […]

PERSONAL DIRECTIVES ACT, ROCKYVIEW HOSPITAL, CALGARY

Victor, a senior, has been detained in the day room, of Stn. # 47 ofRockyview Hospitalsince April 25/08, eight months.He is not allowed to leave the ward. His daughter was named the agent of a PersonalDirectivewhich has been activated. Two Form I’s signed by physicians state that he has “poor insight and judgement”, which are […]

EIGHT TEENAGERS CHARGES IN NURSING HOME ABUSE

TThe eight young women worked part-time at the Good Samaritan nursinghome in Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA.According to the criminal complaint, the teens laughed earlier this year astheyspat in residents’ mouths, poked and groped their breasts and genitalsand at times taunted them until they screamed.The abuse allegedly occurred between January and May of this year against15 […]

ELDER ABUSE INTERVENTION TEAM, EDMONTON, AB.

The Elder Abuse Intervention Team phone line is no longer in service. Calls are now being referred for consultationand referrals.

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

Unseen Patient Prescribed Medication

Physician, Dr. Isabella Werkman, prescribes psychotropic medication to a senior whom she has never assessed or seen…

Complaints to the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Brahim, the physician of Mr. AD, knowingly prescribed medication that caused Mr. D to be in a stuporous and insensible state…(Contains some disturbing images)

LETHBRIDGE – NURSING HOME TO CLOSE

Alarmed about plans to close one of Lethbridge’s twonursing homes, family members of its residents arelaunching a petition to save Extendicare.Chinook Health officials say the northside facility,home to 120 frail seniors, will shut next summer.Its operator is expected to open a southside facilitya year later, but officials say it will provide assistedcare for healthier seniors.Current […]

PRESS CONFERENCE – MONDAY NOVEMBER 17/08 @ 11 AM – OLD TIMERS CABIN – 9430 SCONA ROAD

BILL # 24 ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AND TRUSTEESHIP ACT.Draconian legislation infringing on privacy rights and the right tosafety and security of person.The facts relating to this legislation will be fully discussed at thePress Conference by Mr. Allan Garber of Parlee McLaws LLP

ALLEN GRAY CONTINUING CARE CENTER, EDMONTON, AB.

CRISIS IN CARE.Acute short staffing resulting in facility staff unable to providebasic, custodial care: resulting in falls, failure to feed those whorequire assistance to eat. Patients left in bed or not taken outof wheelchairs all day.

Bill # 24, GUARDIANSHIP & TRUSTEESHIP ACT

Bill # 24, Guardianship and Trusteeship Act,has already passed 3rdreading, is seriously flawed legislation. Discrimination against the elderly, those with mental and physical abilities offends the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We will be posting, some of the legislative abuses contained within the proposed legislation, at a later date.