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Alberta’s COVID-19 Outbreak Forces Closure of Over 500 Continuing Care Beds

Widespread outbreaks of the coronavirus in Alberta’s continuing care network have forced operators to close hundreds of beds in their facilities, creating a bottleneck in the broader health care system that could soon translate to reduced access to elective surgeries and other procedures. Continuing care facilities across the province have collectively closed more than 500 […]

Labelled Incompetent, Elders Fight For Control

PATRICK WHITE PUBLISHED AUGUST 30, 2007 UPDATED AUGUST 30, 2007 PUBLISHED AUGUST 30, 2007 This article was published more than 10 years ago. Shortly after she suffered a stroke in 2001, Flora L’Heureux was shown a single document that turned her life upside down. The paper, called a Form 1, stated that she had “poor […]

Seclusion & Restraint in Mental Hospitals

Restraint and seclusion are behavioural management interventions that should be used as a last resort to control a behavioural emergency. Behavioural emergencies are often the result of unmet health, functional, or psychosocial needs, and you can often reduce, eliminate, or manage such emergencies by addressing the conditions that produced them. Restraints include the use of […]

When Families Were Blocked From Long-Term Care Homes

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN FAMILIES WERE BLOCKED FROM LONG TERM CARE HOMES. When public health officials across Canada banned visitors from nursing homes in order to protect residents from COVID-19, they cut off an essential support system. They inadvertently created a feeding crisis. Family members and advocates say some residents have died from dehydration and others […]

Slave Lake , Points West Elder Care

May 01,2020 The untold undignified stories of our Seniors Care Centre Points West in Slave Lake, Alberta. I had my first experience with Points West in Slave Lake with a family of an elder going into care with dementia, I would visit this senior at least four plus times a week. As I visited this […]

Manoir du Lac, McLennan, AB.

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services is taking over Manoir du Lac, a continuing care facility in McLennan that has seen 37 confirmed COVID-19 cases and five deaths due to “inadequate” care standards. Manoir du Lac has 62 residents and employs 70 staff, according to AHS. As of Friday, 26 residents had tested positive for the […]

Viking, AB. Nursing Home Neglect Results in Elder’s Death

“People go to jail for treating their pets in the same way,” Staff at Extendicare nursing home abused woman before her death from dehydration. According to AHS, there were 273 allegations of abuse at seniors’ homes it funds between April 2018 and March 2019. Most were determined to be unfounded, but many still prompted suggestions […]

Staff at Nursing Home Giant Extendicare Abused Woman

Staff at nursing home giant Extendicare abused woman who died from dehydration, says report An elderly woman who died from dehydration and a urinary tract infection — caused by sitting in wet diapers — was abused by staff at an Alberta nursing home who admitted they were too overworked to care for her properly, according […]

‘Systemic vulnerabilities’ let killer nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer keep on killing — report

Ontario to act on some of Justice Eileen Gillese’s recommendations, minister says Kate Dubinski · CBC News · Posted: Jul 31, 2019 12:02 PM ET | Last Updated: July 31 ‘We cannot assume that because [Elizabeth] Wettlaufer is behind bars, the threat to the safety and security of those receiving care in the long-term care […]

Ronald Siwicki, Winnipeg, Man.

Ronald Siwicki, Winnipeg, Man. Crown asks for more jail for Winnipeg man who left mother to die on the floor The Manitoba Court of Appeal has reserved its decision on the sentence of a Winnipeg man who left his 89-year-old mother on the floor of their home for several weeks until she died. Ronald Siwicki […]

Melanie Blackwell, Charlotte La Rose, Protection for Persons in Care

March 18, 2018 VIA Facsimile 780 422 9136 Ms. Melanie Blackwell Complaints Director Dear Ms. Blackwell: Reference : xxxx xxxx, DOB March 22, !943 – Discovery Lodge, Devon, AB. xxxx xxxxx phoned. She was in great distress and very frightened. She is frightened that they will take her away. She asked what she should do. […]

Niels Hoegel, Serial Killer Nurse

A nurse who allegedly killed his victims out of boredom has been charged with 97 murders, potentially making him one of the country’s deadliest serial killers. The nurse, Niels Hoegel, was already serving a life sentence for six convictions, including homicide and attempted homicide. He was charged with another 97 murders Monday, prosecutors said in […]

NURSING HOME ABUSE

40 Ontario nursing homes with the highest rates of reported abuse “Crying Out for Care” A year-long CBC Marketplace investigation called “Crying Out for Care” found that violence is on the rise in Ontario’s nursing homes. Between 2011 and 2016, reported abuse between residents or by caregivers has more than doubled in long-term care facilities. […]

Deadly Seroquel, Bastion Place, BC

Reduced Staffing Levels, Increased Medicating of Patients     Seroquel (Quetiapine) is an anti-psychotic drug, whose use has been banned in the U.S.   Trade-off that is made between increased staffing and better control of patient behaviour;   It may be July, but snow is the word that reverberates through Dina Loeb’s head. Her father, […]

Government non-response

GOVERNMENT NON-RESPONSE Dear People: The following is the response I received from the Health Minister. She has now moved into automated response. Sometime ago there was no response automated or otherwise. “Thank you for your correspondence. Minister Hoffman appreciates that you have taken the time to write and values your comments greatly. We understand that […]