Wednesday, October 26, 2016

the most vulnerable are being maimed / but the robust system of auditing stays the same

and here are the stories
we are told
about the system
doing the job
of taking care
of vulnerable citizens
and yet here are the facts      this woman is charged with killing them


and here are the stories
we are to believe
that we are not alone
that the audits will do the work
of oversight
and yet I discover by myself
the real reasons for decline and near death of one of our own


and here are the stories
which we only hear about
when families go public with retribution as payment
or when sufficient residents are done away with
these are the stories we claim
the most vulnerable are being maimed
but the robust system of auditing stays the same


and here are the stories
that the public ignores
because they don't have family in the continuing care system
and these folks are old enough aren't they?
they're a drain on the system
they're not dead yet   but surely it's best
to put them out of their pain?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0nmHymgM7Y

Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker (Audio)

CEO of long-term care reacts to alleged Woodstock nursing home murders

Former Woodstock, Ont., nurse facing 8 murder charges in deaths of elderly patients

CBC News Posted: Oct 25, 2016 3:33 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 25, 2016 3:47 PM ET
Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer, of Woodstock, Ontario, is shown in this still image taken from video provided by Citynews Toronto in Woodstock on Oct. 25, 2016. Police have charged a nurse in southwestern Ontario with murder alleging she killed eight nursing home residents by administering a drug.
Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer, of Woodstock, Ontario, is shown in this still image taken from video provided by Citynews Toronto in Woodstock on Oct. 25, 2016. Police have charged a nurse in southwestern Ontario with murder alleging she killed eight nursing home residents by administering a drug. (Citynews Toronto/Canadian Press)
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The CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association says news of first-degree murder charges against a former nurse at two nursing homes are "disturbing."
In an email to the CBC on Tuesday, Candace Chartier stated her thoughts are with the residents, families and staff impacted by this.
Elizabeth Tracy Mae Wettlaufer, 49, has been charged in connection with the deaths which occurred between August 2007 and August 2014 in southwestern Ontario nursing homes, police said Tuesday morning. The victims were between 75 and 96 years of age.
The homes involved are cooperating fully with the police and are known historically for their high quality, Chartier said.
She also said that Ontario's long-term care homes are regularly inspected, and governed by more than 500 different regulations that speak to safety and quality.
She added that because of the ongoing investigation, she cannot comment further.

With files from Cathy Alex. Edited/packaged by Casey Stranges

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