Wednesday, December 14, 2016

---Silence is complicit ----Mdm. Marie-Claude Landry Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission ---------a splinter in the eye

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What is interesting to me about the Serenity case is that it is exactly like all the other abuse and fatality cases I have been slowly going through that have faded away into invisible. This case has not yet vanished. Why hasn't it vanished? Let me think. It may be that even the most jaded citizen in Alberta has been vanquished by the constellation of abuse, sexual interference and final fatality in this case coupled with the horror of starvation. It might be that we had so much hope in the NDP that to find out that they simply goofed with this file feels like a personal betrayal and so we are paying more attention to this case than other similar fatal cases in the child welfare system. It might also be that at the family time of Christmas as we focus on our own kids we are suddenly made aware of how fragile life is. One of our own might end up as Serenity did--as a sort of textbook case of poor government care in some surreal nightmare of the future. It's hard to think of this case without thinking of your own kids. And finally it may just be that there have been so many deaths, so many panels and so many recommendations that were never implemented so that deaths repeated over and over for the same reason that we are sick of the GOA's incompetence. It's such a fricking waste of life.

You only have to read the fatality reports and case reports of any province to see the waste of lives in both the child welfare and the continuing care system in Canada.  I am not making as much progress getting through all this information as I would like but there you go. It seems that the main problem of these cases--whether it be in child welfare or the continuing care system is major dumb government. Government fails big time in the child welfare system on easy to fix problems--there is a failure in evaluation of placements for appropriateness, a failure in preparing integrated care plans that are updated as care needs change,  a failure in caregiver training or abilities, a failure in oversight and certainly a failure in the penalties offered for negligence, abuse and death. So why doesn't the GOA do the work of fixing these problems? It takes effort, folks have to want to change to do this work, and golly gee money is required. And brains.

Of course the GOA in these cases, is never to blame. Hmm.. almost 800 kids dead and the government is never to blame as the public parent of these kids? I am a bit sceptical. I am also unimpressed by the disarray in the GOA spin machine with this case. Usually what happens in abuse cases, is that the minister (as so carefully done by so many health ministers in the past with reference to abused and dead seniors) will intone-"Abuse will not be tolerated".  Presumably, also death caused by caregiver folks would also not be tolerated but usually the ministers confine themselves to their bread and butter script as created by the folks at Alberta Health. Abuse and death are matters that also occur in the continuing care system but with the usual magical show of successive health ministers the public is wont to believe that such horrors do not occur. Also dying seniors aren't as sexy as dying kids except when multiple seniors are involved as in this case:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/woodstock-nurse-wettlaufer-murder-charges-1.3855835


Former Woodstock, Ont., nurse makes second court appearance on 8 murder charges

Daughter of alleged victim says going to court is like reliving her father's death

CBC News Posted: Nov 18, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Nov 18, 2016 11:36 AM ET
A vacation snapshot shows Elizabeth Wettlaufer in Niagara Falls, Ont., in August 2011.
A vacation snapshot shows Elizabeth Wettlaufer in Niagara Falls, Ont., in August 2011. (Facebook)
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A former Woodstock, Ont. nurse appeared in court for a second time Friday morning to face murder charges linked to the deaths of eight elderly nursing home residents.
Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer, 49, faces eight counts of first-degree murder. The deaths occurred between August 2007 and August 2014, and the patients were between 75 and 96 years old.
Susan Horvath, the daughter of one of the patients Wettlaufer is accused of killing, was at the courthouse Friday. Her father, Arpad Horvath, died at the age of 74 at Meadow Park Long Term Care in London back in 2014.
"I'm sad and I'm mad," she said outside the courtroom. "It's hard. It's taking a toll on my health."
Susan Horvath
Susan Horvath, the daughter of one of the patients Elizabeth Wettlaufer is accused of killing, was at the Woodstock courthouse Friday. (Kerry Mckee/CBC)
Going to court is like going to the funeral all over again, Horvath said.
Wettlaufer is scheduled to make another video appearance Dec. 8.

Patients delivered fatal drug dose

Seven of the deaths were at a nursing home in Woodstock, a small community 140 kilometres southwest of Toronto, and one was at a nursing home in London, Ont.
Police have not said exactly how they died, except to say seven were administered a fatal dose of a drug.
wettlaufer
Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer, of Woodstock, Ont., is the accused killer of eight nursing home residents. (Citynews Toronto/Canadian Press)
Wettlaufer is being held at the Vanier Women's Centre Detention Facility in Milton, Ont. During her Nov. 2 video appearance she wore dark green prison garb. As court adjourned, she asked, "That's it?"
Andrea Silcox, the daughter of James Silcox, one of the patients Wettlaufer is accused of killing, was at the court in Woodstock two weeks ago. She told CBC News that Ontario Provincial Police told family members of the alleged victims to stay away from the trial.



In this case, the public might be interested in the death of seniors because it is novel that so many of them were involved. In the case of most deaths in the continuing care system, the feeling is that they were old and were going to die anyway so why bother with investigation or even an autopsy? In this case, it appears that even the reconciliation of medication wasn't being reviewed carefully or why else did this nursing home have a nurse with such free access to drugs? Usually there is oversight and audits to confirm that reconciliation of medications is appropriate. So either the nurse got the drugs elsewhere or there was a poor system for reconciliation of drugs and perhaps no audits to confirm these non-compliances?



Nursing home deaths: Homes where Elizabeth Wettlaufer worked must account for drugs, advocate says

By Jennifer O'Brien, The London Free Press
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:37:12 EDT PM
Caressant Care nursing home. (File photo)
Caressant Care nursing home. (File photo)
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The nursing homes that employed a nurse now charged with eight counts of first degree murder in the deaths of residents must answer how the sudden deaths could go undetected for so long, an advocacy group says.
Police have charged Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 49, a former nurse who worked at Woodstock's Carressant Care Nursing home where seven people died and at London's Meadow Park where one person died, with eight counts of first degree murder.
They say all eight people died after being administered a drug.
Although police wouldn't identify the drug, Wettlaufer was recently banned from possessing insulin under a peace bond that also prohibited her from going to nursing homes.
"Every pill, every tablet, every drug is monitored. Insulin is used under prescription. There is an audit trail. The physician prescribes and the nurse administers. So I wonder about the oversight because those medications should be accounted for," said Wanda Morris of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons. "You wonder if they might have identified the pattern earlier.
"If this had been sick kids -- children dying suddenly over a seven year period -- we would have identified it a lot earlier," said Morris.
"So part of that is the culture of how we feel about our older people. Why were these deaths not investigated? "
While all nursing home deaths are reported to the coroner, an autopsy is not scheduled unless except in specific circumstances, including those that are considered suspicious.
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The lack of oversight in the continuing care system in Ontario is similar to the lack of oversight of the continuing care system in Alberta. It's simply because no one cares. The government as an entity is pretty well bankrupt of any interest. Families are burnt out (at least the ones who know about this junk). The folks in the public who don't have family in the system don't care.  As for the seniors in care? If they are lucky they can advocate for themselves because sure as politicians make spin there is no oversight of the most vulnerable citizens because seniors don't count.






Lack of care and oversight in long-term care homes considered “chronic and epidemic”

By Heather Rivers, Woodstock Sentinel-Review
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:37:37 EDT PM
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WOODSTOCK  - The long-term care system in Ontario is unable to provide adequate care and oversight to prevent potential horror stories from happening, according to Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition.
Mehra said long-term care facilities in Ontario are so underfunded it is impossible to provide “necessary care and oversights” to residents.
Mehra spoke out in reaction to news of the alleged eight murders of long-term care residents in London and Woodstock over the span of seven years by former registered nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer.
“We all feel for the families; this must be awful for them to go,” she said.
Mehra explains there is “a lot of suffering in long-term care facilities.”
“Everywhere I go in Ontario, they will tell you they are short staffed. Even with full staffing, there isn’t enough care,” she said. “Families with money hire an extra caregiver.”
Legislation, she said, requires every staff member to report abuse of neglect, incorporating a zero-tolerance policy.
“It remains to be known how (these alleged murders) happened,” she said. “Lack of staffing is a systemic problem. It’s impossible to provide care and adequate oversight.”
There are also strict protocols in place for how pharmaceuticals are handled, as well as who can prescribe and administer drugs.
Meds are supposed to be meticulously documented by dosage and frequency.
“There is a whole safety regime around administering drugs,” she said. “It’s not clear where she got the dosage and how it was administered without anybody noticing.”
One of the problems, in Ontario she said, is the lack of chronic care beds in hospitals.

“In Ontario, our government has cut more hospital beds than anyone in Canada. What used to be chronic care are now long-term care,” she said. “Long-term care facilities have heavier cases and higher acuity. Yet staffing levels have never kept place.”
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It's a curious matter to me that as you age, you are less valuable as a commodity to the society. It is my opinion that there should be autopsies of seniors who die in care because there are always cases such as this one where it appears that a caregiver was prematurely terminating folks.  At least in Ontario, families get information on the crappy work done by the continuing care industry because in Ontario, unlike in Alberta the information is made public.

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ltc/31_pr_inspections.aspx

New Long-Term Care Home Quality Inspection Program

The Long-Term Care Home Quality Inspection Program (LQIP) safeguards residents’ well-being by continuously investigating complaints, concerns and critical incidents, and by ensuring that all Homes are inspected at least once per year.
The purpose of LQIP is to:
  • protect over 76,000 residents in Ontario’s 629 LTC Homes
  • safeguard resident rights, safety, security and quality of life
  • ensure LTC Homes comply with legislation and regulations.
This is achieved by performing unannounced inspections and enforcement measures as required, and ensuring that actions taken by the government are transparent. The MOHLTC conducts complaint, critical incident, follow up, comprehensive and other types of inspections.  Copies of the public version of inspection reports detailing all findings of non-compliance must be publicly posted in LTC Homes and provided to Residents’ and Family Councils. They are also published on the Ministry’s website. To obtain a Home’s inspection report, you can ask the Home directly or find reports on this website.
Key features of LQIP include:
  • Structured interviews with residents, family members and staff, direct observations of how care is being delivered as well as specifically targeted record reviews
  • The use of independently validated methods to conduct inspections that are consistent and reliably trigger the need to complete Inspection Protocols:
    • Adapted to meet specific requirements of the Long Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA) and the characteristics of Long-Term Care Home  residents, and
    • Tested prior to implementation
  • Use of certified inspectors in a team to support consistency
  • Inspection Protocols requiring inspectors to determine whether the standards of care set out in the LTCHA are being met
  • Transparency
    • Resident questionnaires and Inspection Protocols are available to Homes so they know what is expected of them and can incorporate this into their own educational and quality improvement programs
  • Use of specially developed technology and professional training to support inspectors
  • Follow-up where non-compliance is identified.

Resident Quality Inspections (RQI)

The Ontario government recognizes the important role of long-term care homes in providing quality care to vulnerable residents.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is working with long-term care home operators, residents and their advocates, as well as Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to ensure continued safety and quality of care for residents.
Inspections include confidential interviews with residents, family members and staff, as well as direct observations of how care is being delivered. All inspections have been scheduled and will be completed by the end of January 2015.
Completed reports are posted publicly after personal information and personal health information are removed, which means there will be a difference in the number of inspections listed as completed below, and the number of final reports appearing online.
Resident Quality Inspections: Status Update as of January 30, 2015
The number below shows progress for these inspections
629 out of 629 Long-term Care Homes (100%)

Please note:  Reports can be found on
publicreporting.ltchomes.net/en-ca/Search_Selection.aspx


So folks in Ontario can see the messes in long term care at least. This means that families can keep an eye on nursing homes that have many complaints as this particular nursing home seems to have got.
http://publicreporting.ltchomes.net/en-ca/Search_Selection.aspx


Search for LTC Homes By Home Name

This screen shows a complete list of all LTC Homes in Ontario. From here, you may view the profile and inspection findings for a selected home.

  1. 2109577 ONTARIO LIMITED O/A ARBOUR HEIGHTS
  2. AFTON PARK PLACE LONG TERM CARE COMMUNITY
  3. ALBRIGHT GARDENS HOMES, INCORPORATED
  4. ALEXANDER PLACE
  5. ALGOMA DISTRICT HOMES FOR THE AGED (ALGOMA MANOR)
  6. ALGOMA MANOR NURSING HOME
  7. ALGONQUIN NURSING HOME OF MATTAWA LIMITED
  8. ALLENDALE
  9. ALMONTE COUNTRY HAVEN
  10. ALTAMONT CARE COMMUNITY
  11. ANSON PLACE CARE CENTRE
  12. ARBOUR CREEK LONG-TERM CARE CENTRE
  13. ATIKOKAN GENERAL HOSPITAL
  14. AU CHATEAU
  15. AVALON RETIREMENT CENTRE
  16. BABCOCK COMMUNITY CARE CENTRE
  17. BANWELL GARDENS CARE CENTRE
  18. BARNSWALLOW PLACE CARE COMMUNITY
  19. BAY HAVEN NURSING HOME
  20. BAY RIDGES
  21. BAYFIELD MANOR
  22. BAYWOODS PLACE
  23. BELLA SENIOR CARE RESIDENCES INC.
  24. BELMONT HOUSE
  25. BELMONT LONG TERM CARE FACILITY
  26. BELVEDERE HEIGHTS
  27. BENDALE ACRES
  28. BENNETT HEALTH CARE CENTRE
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  30. BETHAMMI NURSING HOME
  31. BETHANY LODGE
  32. BILLINGS COURT MANOR
  33. BIRCHWOOD TERRACE
  34. BLACKADAR CONTINUING CARE CENTRE
  35. BLENHEIM COMMUNITY VILLAGE
  36. BLOOMINGTON COVE CARE COMMUNITY
  37. BLUE WATER REST HOME
  38. BOB RUMBALL HOME FOR THE DEAF
  39. BOBIER VILLA
  40. BONNECHERE MANOR
  41. BONNIE BRAE HEALTH CARE CENTRE
  42. BRADFORD VALLEY CARE COMMUNITY
  43. BRAEMAR RETIREMENT CENTRE
  44. BRIERWOOD GARDENS
  45. BROADVIEW NURSING CENTRE
  46. BROUILLETTE MANOR
  47. BRUCELEA HAVEN LONG TERM CARE HOME - CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF BRUCE
  48. BURLOAK
  49. BURNBRAE GARDENS LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  50. BURTON MANOR
  51. CAMA WOODLANDS NURSING HOME
  52. CAMBRIDGE COUNTRY MANOR
  53. CAMBRIDGE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
  54. CAMILLA CARE COMMUNITY
  55. CAREFREE LODGE
  56. CARESSANT CARE ARTHUR NURSING HOME
  57. CARESSANT CARE BOURGET
  58. CARESSANT CARE COBDEN
  59. CARESSANT CARE COURTLAND
  60. CARESSANT CARE FERGUS NURSING HOME
  61. CARESSANT CARE HARRISTON
  62. CARESSANT CARE LINDSAY NURSING HOME
  63. CARESSANT CARE LISTOWEL NURSING HOME
  64. CARESSANT CARE MARMORA
  65. CARESSANT CARE ON BONNIE PLACE
  66. CARESSANT CARE ON MARY BUCKE
  67. CARESSANT CARE ON MCLAUGHLIN ROAD
  68. CARESSANT CARE WOODSTOCK NURSING HOME
  69. CARLETON LODGE
  70. CARLINGVIEW MANOR
  71. CARVETH CARE CENTRE
  72. CASE MANOR CARE COMMUNITY
  73. CASSELLHOLME
  74. CASTLEVIEW WYCHWOOD TOWERS
  75. CAWTHRA GARDENS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
  76. CEDARVALE LODGE RETIREMENT AND CARE COMMUNITY
  77. CEDARVALE TERRACE
  78. CEDARWOOD LODGE
  79. CEDARWOOD VILLAGE
  80. CENTENNIAL PLACE LONG-TERM CARE HOME
  81. CENTRE D'ACCUEIL CHAMPLAIN
  82. CENTRE D'ACCUEIL ROGER SEGUIN
  83. CHARTWELL AURORA LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  84. CHARTWELL AYLMER LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  85. CHARTWELL BALLYCLIFFE LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  86. CHARTWELL BON AIR LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  87. CHARTWELL BRANT CENTRE LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  88. CHARTWELL CHAMPLAIN LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  89. CHARTWELL ELMIRA LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  90. CHARTWELL GIBSON LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  91. CHARTWELL LANCASTER LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  92. CHARTWELL LONDON LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  93. CHARTWELL NIAGARA LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  94. CHARTWELL PARKHILL LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  95. CHARTWELL PINE GROVE LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  96. CHARTWELL ROYAL OAK LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  97. CHARTWELL TRILOGY LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  98. CHARTWELL WATERFORD LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  99. CHARTWELL WENLEIGH LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  100. CHARTWELL WESTBURY LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  101. CHARTWELL WESTMOUNT LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  102. CHARTWELL WHITE EAGLE LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  103. CHARTWELL WILLOWGROVE LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  104. CHARTWELL WOODHAVEN LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  105. CHARTWELL WYNFIELD LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  106. CHATEAU PARK LONG TERM CARE HOME
  107. CHELSEY PARK (OXFORD) NURSING HOME
  108. CHELTENHAM CARE COMMUNITY
  109. CHESTER VILLAGE
  110. CHRISTIE GARDENS
  111. CLARION NURSING HOME
  112. COLEMAN CARE CENTRE
  113. COLLINGWOOD NURSING HOME
  114. COLUMBIA FOREST
  115. COOKSVILLE CARE CENTRE
  116. COPERNICUS LODGE
  117. COPPER TERRACE
  118. COUNTRY LANE LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  119. COUNTRY TERRACE
  120. COUNTRY VILLAGE HEALTH CARE CENTRE
  121. CRAIGHOLME
  122. CRAIGLEE NURSING HOME
  123. CREEDAN VALLEY CARE COMMUNITY
  124. CREEK WAY VILLAGE
  125. CRESCENT PARK LODGE
  126. CROWN RIDGE PLACE
  127. CUMMER LODGE
  128. DAWSON COURT
  129. DEARNESS HOME FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
  130. DEER PARK VILLA
  131. DEERWOOD CREEK CARE COMMUNITY
  132. DELHI LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
  133. DERBECKER'S HERITAGE HOUSE
  134. DOM LIPA
  135. DOUGLAS H. RAPELJE LODGE
  136. DOVER CLIFFS
  137. DOWNSVIEW LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
  138. DRS. PAUL AND JOHN REKAI CENTRE
  139. DUFFERIN OAKS
  140. DUNDAS MANOR NURSING HOME
  141. DUNDURN PLACE CARE CENTRE
  142. E. J. MCQUIGGE LODGE
  143. EAGLE TERRACE
  144. EARLS COURT VILLAGE
  145. EASTHOLME HOME FOR THE AGED
  146. EATONVILLE CARE CENTRE
  147. EDEN HOUSE NURSING HOME
  148. EDGEWATER GARDENS LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
  149. EHATARE NURSING HOME
  150. ELGIN ABBEY NURSING HOME
  151. ELGIN MANOR
  152. ELGINWOOD
  153. ÉLISABETH-BRUYÈRE RESIDENCE
  154. ELIZABETH CENTRE
  155. ELM GROVE LIVING CENTRE INC.
  156. ELMWOOD PLACE
  157. EMO HEALTH CENTRE
  158. ERIN MILLS LODGE NURSING HOME
  159. ERRINRUNG NURSING HOME, DIVISION OF PROVINCIAL NURSING HOME LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
  160. ESPANOLA GENERAL HOSPITAL (OPERATING AS ESPANOLA NURSING HOME-ELDCAP)
  161. ESPANOLA GENERAL HOSPITAL (OPERATING AS ESPANOLA NURSING HOME-LTC)
  162. EXETER VILLA
  163. EXTENDICARE BAYVIEW
  164. EXTENDICARE BRAMPTON
  165. EXTENDICARE COBOURG
  166. EXTENDICARE FALCONBRIDGE
  167. EXTENDICARE GUILDWOOD
  168. EXTENDICARE HALIBURTON
  169. EXTENDICARE HALTON HILLS
  170. EXTENDICARE HAMILTON
  171. EXTENDICARE KAPUSKASING
  172. EXTENDICARE KAWARTHA LAKES
  173. EXTENDICARE KINGSTON
  174. EXTENDICARE KIRKLAND LAKE
  175. EXTENDICARE LAKEFIELD
  176. EXTENDICARE LAURIER MANOR
  177. EXTENDICARE LONDON
  178. EXTENDICARE MAPLE VIEW OF SAULT STE. MARIE
  179. EXTENDICARE MEDEX
  180. EXTENDICARE MISSISSAUGA
  181. EXTENDICARE NEW ORCHARD LODGE
  182. EXTENDICARE OSHAWA
  183. EXTENDICARE PETERBOROUGH
  184. EXTENDICARE PORT HOPE
  185. EXTENDICARE PORT STANLEY
  186. EXTENDICARE ROUGE VALLEY
  187. EXTENDICARE SCARBOROUGH
  188. EXTENDICARE SOUTHWOOD LAKES
  189. EXTENDICARE ST. CATHARINES
  190. EXTENDICARE STARWOOD
  191. EXTENDICARE TECUMSEH
  192. EXTENDICARE TENDERCARE
  193. EXTENDICARE TIMMINS
  194. EXTENDICARE TRI-TOWN
  195. EXTENDICARE VAN DAELE
  196. EXTENDICARE WEST END VILLA
  197. EXTENDICARE YORK
  198. F. J. DAVEY HOME
  199. FAIRFIELD PARK
  200. FAIRHAVEN
  201. FAIRMOUNT HOME FOR THE AGED
  202. FAIRVERN NURSING HOME
  203. FAIRVIEW LODGE
  204. FAIRVIEW MANOR
  205. FAIRVIEW MENNONITE HOME
  206. FAIRVIEW NURSING HOME
  207. FAITH MANOR NURSING HOME
  208. FENELON COURT
  209. FIDDICK'S NURSING HOME
  210. FIELDSTONE COMMONS CARE COMMUNITY
  211. FINLANDIA HOIVAKOTI NURSING HOME LIMITED
  212. FOREST HEIGHTS
  213. FOREST HILL
  214. FOSTERBROOKE
  215. FOUNTAIN VIEW CARE COMMUNITY
  216. FOX RIDGE CARE COMMUNITY
  217. FOYER DES PIONNIERS
  218. FOYER RICHELIEU WELLAND
  219. FOYER ST-VIATEUR NURSING HOME
  220. FRANKLIN GARDENS LONG TERM CARE HOME
  221. FRIENDLY MANOR NURSING HOME
  222. FROST MANOR
  223. FUDGER HOUSE
  224. GARDEN CITY MANOR
  225. GARDEN COURT NURSING HOME
  226. GARDEN TERRACE
  227. GARDENVIEW LONG TERM CARE HOME
  228. GARRY J. ARMSTRONG HOME
  229. GATEWAY HAVEN LONG TERM CARE HOME
  230. GEORGIAN BAY GENERAL HOSPITAL - ONE NORTH
  231. GEORGIAN HEIGHTS
  232. GEORGIAN MANOR HOME FOR THE AGED
  233. GERALDTON DISTRICT HOSPITAL
  234. GILMORE LODGE
  235. GLEBE CENTRE
  236. GLEN HILL MARNWOOD
  237. GLEN HILL STRATHAVEN
  238. GLEN-STOR-DUN LODGE
  239. GOLDEN DAWN NURSING HOME
  240. GOLDEN MANOR
  241. GOLDEN PLOUGH LODGE
  242. GOLDEN YEARS NURSING HOME
  243. GOOD SAMARITAN NURSING HOME
  244. GRACE MANOR
  245. GRACE VILLA NURSING HOME
  246. GRAND RIVER HOSPITAL - FREEPORT SITE
  247. GRANDVIEW LODGE
  248. GRANDVIEW LODGE / DUNNVILLE
  249. GRANITE RIDGE CARE COMMUNITY
  250. GREAT NORTHERN NURSING CENTRE
  251. GREENWOOD COURT
  252. GREY GABLES HOME FOR THE AGED
  253. GROVE PARK HOME FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
  254. GROVES PARK LODGE
  255. H.J. MCFARLAND MEMORIAL HOME
  256. HALLOWELL HOUSE
  257. HAMILTON CONTINUING CARE
  258. HAMPTON TERRACE CARE CENTRE
  259. HANOVER CARE CENTRE
  260. HARDY TERRACE
  261. HARMONY HILLS CARE COMMUNITY
  262. HAROLD AND GRACE BAKER CENTRE
  263. HASTINGS CENTENNIAL MANOR
  264. HASTINGS MANOR HOME FOR THE AGED
  265. HAWTHORN WOODS CARE COMMUNITY
  266. HAWTHORNE PLACE CARE CENTRE
  267. HEARTWOOD (FKA VERSA-CARE CORNWALL)
  268. HEIDEHOF LONG TERM CARE HOME
  269. HELEN HENDERSON NURSING HOME
  270. HELLENIC CARE FOR SENIORS (TORONTO) INC.
  271. HELLENIC HOME - SCARBOROUGH
  272. HENLEY PLACE
  273. HERITAGE GREEN NURSING HOME
  274. HERON TERRACE LONG TERM CARE COMMUNITY
  275. HIGHLAND WOOD
  276. HILLCREST VILLAGE CARE CENTRE
  277. HILLEL LODGE (THE BESS AND MOE GREENBERG FAMILY)
  278. HILLSDALE ESTATES
  279. HILLSDALE TERRACES
  280. HILLSIDE MANOR
  281. HILLTOP MANOR NURSING HOME LIMITED
  282. HOGARTH RIVERVIEW MANOR
  283. HOPE STREET TERRACE
  284. HORNEPAYNE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
  285. HUMBER VALLEY TERRACE
  286. HUNTSVILLE DISTRICT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
  287. HURON LODGE LONG TERM CARE HOME
  288. HURONLEA HOME FOR THE AGED
  289. HURONVIEW HOME FOR THE AGED
  290. HYLAND CREST
  291. IDLEWYLD MANOR
  292. ILER LODGE
  293. INA GRAFTON GAGE HOME
  294. IOOF SENIORS HOME
  295. IROQUOIS LODGE NURSING HOME
  296. ISABEL AND ARTHUR MEIGHEN MANOR
  297. IVAN FRANKO HOME (ETOBICOKE)
  298. JOHN NOBLE HOME
  299. KEMPTVILLE DISTRICT HOSPITAL
  300. KENNEDY LODGE
  301. KENSINGTON VILLAGE
  302. KENTWOOD PARK
  303. KILEAN LODGE
  304. KING CITY LODGE NURSING HOME
  305. KING NURSING HOME
  306. KINGSWAY LODGE NURSING HOME
  307. KIPLING ACRES
  308. KNOLLCREST LODGE
  309. KRISTUS DARZS LATVIAN HOME
  310. LABDARA LITHUANIAN NURSING HOME
  311. LADY DUNN HEALTH CENTRE (WAWA)
  312. LADY ISABELLE NURSING HOME
  313. LAKEHEAD MANOR
  314. LAKELAND LONG TERM CARE (ELDCAP)
  315. LAKELAND LONG TERM CARE SERVICES CORPORATION
  316. LAKESHORE LODGE
  317. LAKESIDE LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
  318. LAKEVIEW MANOR
  319. LAMBTON MEADOWVIEW VILLA
  320. LANARK HEIGHTS LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
  321. LANARK LODGE
  322. LANGSTAFF SQUARE CARE COMMUNITY
  323. LAPOINTE-FISHER NURSING HOME
  324. LEACOCK CARE CENTRE
  325. LEAMINGTON COURT RETIREMENT RESIDENCE
  326. LEAMINGTON MENNONITE HOME LONG TERM CARE RESIDENCE
  327. LEE MANOR HOME
  328. LENNOX AND ADDINGTON COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL
  329. LINHAVEN
  330. LONGFIELDS MANOR
  331. MACASSA LODGE
  332. MACKENZIE HEALTH LONG TERM CARE FACILITY
  333. MACKENZIE PLACE
  334. MADONNA CARE COMMUNITY
  335. MAIN STREET TERRACE
  336. MAITLAND MANOR
  337. MALDEN PARK CONTINUING CARE CENTRE
  338. MALTON VILLAGE LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
  339. MANITOULIN CENTENNIAL MANOR HOME FOR THE AGED
  340. MANITOULIN LODGE
  341. MANITOUWADGE GENERAL HOSPITAL
  342. MANOIR MAROCHEL
  343. MAPLE GROVE CARE COMMUNITY
  344. MAPLE MANOR NURSING HOME
  345. MAPLE PARK LODGE
  346. MAPLE VIEW
  347. MAPLE VIEW LODGE
  348. MAPLE VILLA LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
  349. MAPLEWOOD
  350. MARIANHILL - MARGUERITE CENTRE
  351. MARIANHILL NURSING HOME
  352. MARIANN HOME
  353. MARKHAVEN, INC.
  354. MARSHALL GOWLAND MANOR
  355. MAUNO KAIHLA KOTI
  356. MAXVILLE MANOR
  357. MAYNARD NURSING HOME
  358. MCCALL CENTRE LONG TERM CARE INTERIM UNIT
  359. MCCORMICK HOME
  360. MCGARRELL PLACE
  361. MEADOW PARK (LONDON) INC.
  362. MEADOW PARK NURSING HOME (CHATHAM)
  363. MEAFORD LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
  364. MENNONITE BRETHREN SENIOR CITIZENS HOME (O/A TABOR MANOR)
  365. MIDDLESEX TERRACE
  366. MIDLAND GARDENS CARE COMMUNITY
  367. MILL CREEK CARE CENTRE
  368. MILLENNIUM TRAIL MANOR
  369. MIRAMICHI LODGE
  370. MISSISSAUGA LONG TERM CARE FACILITY
  371. MITCHELL NURSING HOME
  372. MOIRA PLACE LONG-TERM CARE HOME
  373. MON SHEONG HOME FOR THE AGED
  374. MON SHEONG RICHMOND HILL LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
  375. MON SHEONG SCARBOROUGH LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
  376. MONTFORT
  377. MORRISTON PARK NURSING HOME
  378. MOUNT HOPE CENTRE FOR LONG TERM CARE
  379. MOUNT NEMO CHRISTIAN NURSING HOME
  380. MUSKOKA LANDING
  381. MUSKOKA SHORES CARE COMMUNITY
  382. NIAGARA HEALTH SYSTEM, WELLAND HOSPITAL SITE, EXTENDED CARE UNIT
  383. NIAGARA INA GRAFTON GAGE VILLAGE
  384. NIPIGON DISTRICT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
  385. NIPISSING MANOR NURSING CARE CENTER
  386. NISBET LODGE
  387. NITHVIEW HOME
  388. NORFINCH CARE COMMUNITY
  389. NORTH CENTENNIAL MANOR
  390. NORTH LAMBTON LODGE
  391. NORTH PARK NURSING HOME
  392. NORTH RENFREW LONG-TERM CARE SERVICES INC.
  393. NORTH SHORE HEALTH NETWORK – ELDCAP UNIT
  394. NORTH SHORE HEALTH NETWORK – LTC UNIT
  395. NORTHLAND POINTE
  396. NORTHRIDGE
  397. NORTHUMBERLAND HILLS HOSPITAL
  398. NORTHVIEW NURSING HOME
  399. NORTHWOOD LODGE
  400. NORVIEW LODGE
  401. NORWOOD NURSING HOME
  402. OAK TERRACE
  403. OAKWOOD PARK LODGE
  404. ONEIDA NATION OF THE THAMES LONG-TERM CARE HOME
  405. ORCHARD TERRACE CARE CENTRE
  406. ORCHARD VILLA
  407. OWEN HILL CARE COMMUNITY
  408. PARISIEN MANOR
  409. PARK LANE TERRACE
  410. PARKVIEW HOME LONG-TERM CARE
  411. PARKVIEW MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTRE
  412. PARKVIEW NURSING CENTRE
  413. PARKWOOD MENNONITE HOME
  414. PEEL MANOR
  415. PEOPLE CARE CENTRE
  416. PEOPLECARE A.R. GOUDIE KITCHENER
  417. PEOPLECARE HILLTOP MANOR CAMBRIDGE
  418. PEOPLECARE OAKCROSSING LONDON
  419. PEOPLECARE TAVISTOCK
  420. PERTH COMMUNITY CARE CENTRE
  421. PETER D. CLARK CENTRE
  422. PETERBOROUGH REGIONAL HEALTH CENTRE
  423. PICTON MANOR NURSING HOME
  424. PINE MEADOW NURSING HOME
  425. PINE VILLA NURSING HOME
  426. PINECREST
  427. PINECREST MANOR
  428. PINECREST NURSING HOME - BOBCAYGEON
  429. PINECREST NURSING HOME - PLANTAGENET
  430. PINEHAVEN NURSING HOME
  431. PINEWOOD COURT
  432. PIONEER MANOR
  433. PIONEER RIDGE
  434. PLEASANT MANOR RETIREMENT VILLAGE
  435. PLEASANT MEADOW MANOR
  436. PORT PERRY PLACE
  437. POST INN VILLAGE
  438. PRINCESS COURT
  439. PROVIDENCE HEALTHCARE
  440. PROVIDENCE MANOR
  441. QUEEN'S GARDEN
  442. QUEENSWAY NURSING HOME, DIVISION OF PROVINCIAL NURSING HOME LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
  443. R. H. LAWSON EVENTIDE HOME
  444. RAINY RIVER HEALTH CENTRE
  445. RAINYCREST
  446. REACHVIEW VILLAGE
  447. REGENCY MANOR NURSING HOME, DIVISION OF PROVINCIAL NURSING HOME LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
  448. REGENCY PARK LONG TERM CARE HOME
  449. REGINA GARDENS
  450. RESIDENCE PRESCOTT ET RUSSELL
  451. RESIDENCE SAINT- LOUIS
  452. RICHMOND TERRACE
  453. RIDEAUCREST HOME
  454. RIDGEVIEW
  455. RITZ LUTHERAN VILLA
  456. RIVER GLEN HAVEN NURSING HOME
  457. RIVERBEND PLACE
  458. RIVERSIDE PLACE
  459. RIVERVIEW GARDENS
  460. RIVERVIEW MANOR NURSING HOME
  461. ROBERTA PLACE
  462. ROCKCLIFFE CARE COMMUNITY
  463. ROCKWOOD TERRACE HOME FOR THE AGED
  464. ROSE OF SHARON KOREAN LONG TERM CARE
  465. ROSEBRIDGE MANOR
  466. ROSEDALE CENTRE
  467. ROSEVIEW MANOR
  468. ROYAL OTTAWA PLACE
  469. ROYAL ROSE PLACE
  470. ROYAL TERRACE
  471. SAINT LUKE'S PLACE
  472. SANDFIELD PLACE
  473. SARA VISTA
  474. SARSFIELD COLONIAL HOME
  475. SAUGEEN VALLEY NURSING CENTER
  476. SEAFORTH MANOR NURSING HOME, DIVISION OF PROVINCIAL NURSING HOME LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
  477. SECORD TRAILS CARE COMMUNITY
  478. SENIORS' HEALTH CENTRE
  479. SEVEN OAKS
  480. SHALOM MANOR LONG TERM CARE HOME
  481. SHALOM VILLAGE NURSING HOME
  482. SHELBURNE NURSING HOME, DIVISION OF PROVINCIAL NURSING HOME LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
  483. SHEPHERD LODGE
  484. SHERIDAN VILLA
  485. SHERWOOD COURT LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
  486. SHERWOOD PARK MANOR
  487. SILVERTHORN CARE COMMUNITY
  488. SIMCOE MANOR HOME FOR THE AGED
  489. SMOOTH ROCK FALLS HOSPITAL
  490. SOUTH CENTENNIAL MANOR
  491. SOUTHAMPTON CARE CENTRE
  492. SOUTHLAKE RESIDENTIAL CARE VILLAGE
  493. SPENCER HOUSE INC.
  494. SPRINGDALE COUNTRY MANOR
  495. SPRUCE LODGE HOME FOR THE AGED
  496. SPRUCEDALE CARE CENTRE
  497. ST ANDREW'S TERRACE LONG TERM CARE COMMUNITY
  498. ST JOSEPH'S AT FLEMING
  499. ST JOSEPH'S LIFECARE CENTRE
  500. ST JOSEPH'S VILLA, DUNDAS
  501. ST OLGA'S LIFECARE CENTRE
  502. ST PATRICK'S HOME
  503. ST. CLAIR O'CONNOR COMMUNITY NURSING HOME
  504. ST. GABRIEL'S VILLA OF SUDBURY
  505. ST. GEORGE CARE COMMUNITY
  506. ST. JACQUES NURSING HOME
  507. ST. JOSEPH'S CONTINUING CARE CENTRE
  508. ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTH CARE, LONDON - MOUNT HOPE CENTRE FOR LONG TERM CARE - MARIAN VILLA
  509. ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTH CENTRE, GUELPH
  510. ST. JOSEPH'S MANOR
  511. ST. JOSEPH'S MOTHER HOUSE (MARTHA WING)
  512. ST. JOSEPH'S VILLA, SUDBURY
  513. ST. LAWRENCE LODGE
  514. ST. PETER'S RESIDENCE AT CHEDOKE
  515. STAYNER CARE CENTRE
  516. STIRLING HEIGHTS
  517. STIRLING MANOR NURSING HOME
  518. STONERIDGE MANOR
  519. STRATHMERE LODGE
  520. STREAMWAY VILLA
  521. STREETSVILLE CARE COMMUNITY
  522. SUMAC LODGE
  523. SUMMIT PLACE
  524. SUN PARLOR HOME FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
  525. SUNNYCREST NURSING HOME
  526. SUNNYSIDE HOME
  527. SUNSET MANOR HOME FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
  528. SUOMI-KOTI TORONTO NURSING HOME
  529. TALL PINES LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
  530. TECK PIONEER RESIDENCE
  531. TELFER PLACE
  532. TEMISKAMING LODGE
  533. TENDERCARE LIVING CENTRE
  534. TERRACE LODGE
  535. THE BIGNUCOLO RESIDENCE
  536. THE ELLIOTT COMMUNITY
  537. THE FORDWICH VILLAGE NURSING HOME
  538. THE FOUR SEASONS LODGE
  539. THE GROVE, ARNPRIOR AND DISTRICT NURSING HOME
  540. THE HENLEY HOUSE
  541. THE HERITAGE NURSING HOME
  542. THE JEWISH HOME FOR THE AGED
  543. THE JOHN M. PARROTT CENTRE
  544. THE KENSINGTON GARDENS
  545. THE MAPLES HOME FOR SENIORS
  546. THE MEADOWS
  547. THE MEADOWS OF DORCHESTER
  548. THE NORFOLK HOSPITAL NURSING HOME
  549. THE O'NEILL CENTRE
  550. THE PALACE
  551. THE PERLEY AND RIDEAU VETERANS' HEALTH CENTRE
  552. THE PINES
  553. THE SALVATION ARMY OTTAWA GRACE MANOR
  554. THE VILLA CARE CENTRE
  555. THE VILLAGE AT ST. CLAIR
  556. THE VILLAGE AT UNIVERSITY GATES
  557. THE VILLAGE GREEN NURSING HOME
  558. THE VILLAGE OF ASPEN LAKE
  559. THE VILLAGE OF ERIN MEADOWS
  560. THE VILLAGE OF GLENDALE CROSSING
  561. THE VILLAGE OF HUMBER HEIGHTS
  562. THE VILLAGE OF RIVERSIDE GLEN
  563. THE VILLAGE OF SANDALWOOD PARK
  564. THE VILLAGE OF TANSLEY WOODS
  565. THE VILLAGE OF TAUNTON MILLS
  566. THE VILLAGE OF WENTWORTH HEIGHTS
  567. THE VILLAGE OF WINSTON PARK
  568. THE VILLAGE SENIORS COMMUNITY
  569. THE WELLINGTON NURSING HOME
  570. THE WEST NIPISSING GENERAL HOSPITAL
  571. THE WEXFORD
  572. THE WILLOWS ESTATE NURSING HOME
  573. THE WOODLANDS OF SUNSET
  574. THOMPSON HOUSE
  575. THORNTONVIEW
  576. THUNDER BAY INTERIM LONG-TERM CARE CENTRE
  577. TILBURY MANOR NURSING HOME
  578. TIMMINS AND DISTRICT HOSPITAL
  579. TONY STACEY CENTRE FOR VETERANS' CARE
  580. TOWNSHIP OF OSGOODE CARE CENTRE
  581. TRENT VALLEY LODGE LIMITED
  582. TRILLIUM COURT
  583. TRILLIUM MANOR HOME FOR THE AGED
  584. TRILLIUM RETIREMENT AND CARE COMMUNITY
  585. TRILLIUM VILLA NURSING HOME
  586. TRINITY VILLAGE CARE CENTRE
  587. TRUE DAVIDSON ACRES
  588. TSIIONKWANONHSOTE
  589. TUFFORD NURSING HOME
  590. TULLAMORE CARE COMMUNITY
  591. TWIN LAKES TERRACE LONG TERM CARE COMMUNITY
  592. TWIN OAKS OF MARYHILL
  593. TYNDALL NURSING HOME
  594. UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CARE CENTRE
  595. UNION VILLA
  596. UNITED MENNONITE HOME
  597. UPPER CANADA LODGE
  598. VALLEY MANOR NURSING HOME
  599. VALLEY PARK LODGE
  600. VALLEY STREAM MANOR
  601. VALLEYVIEW HOME
  602. VALLEYVIEW RESIDENCE
  603. VERA M. DAVIS COMMUNITY CARE CENTRE
  604. VERMONT SQUARE
  605. VICTORIA GARDENS LONG TERM CARE
  606. VICTORIA MANOR HOME FOR THE AGED
  607. VICTORIA VILLAGE MANOR
  608. VILLA COLOMBO HOMES FOR THE AGED INC.
  609. VILLA COLOMBO SENIORS CENTRE (VAUGHAN)
  610. VILLA FORUM
  611. VILLA LEONARDO GAMBIN
  612. VILLA MARCONI
  613. VILLA MINTO
  614. VILLAGE ON THE RIDGE
  615. VISION '74 INC.
  616. WARKWORTH PLACE
  617. WATERS EDGE CARE COMMUNITY
  618. WATFORD QUALITY CARE CENTRE
  619. WELLESLEY CENTRAL PLACE
  620. WELLINGTON HOUSE NURSING HOME
  621. WELLINGTON PARK CARE CENTRE
  622. WELLINGTON TERRACE LONG-TERM CARE HOME
  623. WENTWORTH LODGE
  624. WESBURN MANOR
  625. WEST LAKE TERRACE
  626. WEST OAK VILLAGE
  627. WEST PARK HEALTH CENTRE
  628. WEST PARK LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
  629. WESTGATE LODGE NURSING HOME
  630. WESTMOUNT GARDENS LONG TERM CARE HOME
  631. WESTON TERRACE CARE COMMUNITY
  632. WESTSIDE
  633. WIKWEMIKONG NURSING HOME
  634. WILDWOOD CARE CENTRE INC.
  635. WILKES TERRACE
  636. WILLIAM A. "BILL" GEORGE EXTENDED CARE FACILITY
  637. WINBOURNE PARK
  638. WOODBRIDGE VISTA CARE COMMUNITY
  639. WOODHALL PARK CARE COMMUNITY
  640. WOODINGFORD LODGE - INGERSOLL
  641. WOODINGFORD LODGE - TILLSONBURG
  642. WOODINGFORD LODGE - WOODSTOCK
  643. WOODLAND VILLA
  644. WOODS PARK CARE CENTRE
  645. WYNDHAM MANOR LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
  646. YEE HONG CENTRE - MARKHAM
  647. YEE HONG CENTRE - MISSISSAUGA
  648. YEE HONG CENTRE - SCARBOROUGH FINCH
  649. YEE HONG CENTRE - SCARBOROUGH MCNICOLL
  650. YORK REGION MAPLE HEALTH CENTRE
  651. YORK REGION NEWMARKET HEALTH CENTRE
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Even with all this information present the families were out of luck because of a rogue worker. What information was available to families about:
Caressant Care home in Woodstock and Meadow Park home


This is the information on the nursing home in Woodstock:

http://publicreporting.ltchomes.net/en-ca/homeprofile.aspx?Home=2636

http://publicreporting.ltchomes.net/en-ca/homeprofile.aspx?Home=2636&tab=1



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CARESSANT CARE WOODSTOCK NURSING HOME
81 Fyfe Avenue
Woodstock, N4S8Y2
Tel : (519) 539-6461
Fax : (519) 539-7467
Year 2016
Inspection Type
Inspection Report
Date
Document
Critical Incident Inspection with Order(s) of the Inspector
Jul 29, 2016
Critical Incident Inspection
Jul 26, 2016
Year 2015
Inspection Type
Inspection Report
Date
Document
Resident Quality Inspection with Order(s) of the Inspector
Nov 26, 2015
Resident Quality Inspection with Order(s) of the Inspector
Nov 26, 2015
Complaints Inspection
Nov 26, 2015
Complaints Inspection
Nov 09, 2015
Critical Incident Inspection
Aug 31, 2015
Complaints Inspection
Aug 13, 2015
Critical Incident Inspection
Aug 13, 2015
Year 2014
Inspection Type
Inspection Report
Date
Document
Resident Quality Inspection
Dec 18, 2014
Complaints Inspection
Dec 17, 2014
Critical Incident Inspection
Oct 29, 2014
Complaints Inspection
Oct 28, 2014
Complaints Inspection
Oct 20, 2014
Critical Incident Inspection
Oct 15, 2014
Complaints Inspection
Sep 29, 2014
Follow-Up Inspection
Aug 26, 2014
Critical Incident Inspection
Aug 11, 2014
Complaints Inspection with Order(s) of the Inspector
Jul 09, 2014
Critical Incident Inspection
Jun 16, 2014
Critical Incident Inspection
May 27, 2014
Complaints Inspection
Mar 05, 2014
Critical Incident Inspection
Jan 29, 2014
Critical Incident Inspection
Jan 10, 2014
Year 2013
Inspection Type
Inspection Report
Date
Document
Complaints Inspection
Oct 22, 2013
Critical Incident Inspection
Aug 28, 2013
Complaints Inspection
Jul 15, 2013
Complaints Inspection
Jul 10, 2013
Critical Incident Inspection
May 28, 2013
Complaints Inspection
Apr 16, 2013
Complaints Inspection
Apr 05, 2013
Complaints Inspection
Mar 21, 2013
Complaints Inspection
Feb 21, 2013
Year 2012
Inspection Type
Inspection Report
Date
Document
Complaints Inspection
Nov 27, 2012
Critical Incident Inspection
Nov 14, 2012
Complaints Inspection
Mar 14, 2012
Critical Incident Inspection
Feb 17, 2012
Complaints Inspection
Feb 16, 2012
Complaints Inspection
Feb 10, 2012
Complaints Inspection
Jan 05, 2012
Year 2011
Inspection Type
Inspection Report
Date
Document
Critical Incident Inspection
Dec 16, 2011
Follow-Up Inspection
Nov 02, 2011
Complaints Inspection
Jul 22, 2011
Complaints Inspection
Jul 13, 2011
Complaints Inspection
Jan 25, 2011
Year 2010
Inspection Type
Inspection Report
Date
Document
Complaints Inspection
Dec 02, 2010
Complaints Inspection
Nov 08, 2010
Complaints Inspection
Oct 29, 2010
Follow-Up Inspection
Oct 21, 2010
Complaints Inspection
Oct 04, 2010
Critical Incident Inspection
Aug 25, 2010
Critical Incident Inspection
Aug 25, 2010

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 All we get in Alberta are measly accommodation reports that don't provide any of the dirt on abuse, neglect, harm and deaths. Why not? It's the super duper culture of secrecy and cover your butt in Alberta that makes us best in the world at one thing at least--GOA bullshitting.

There is luckily a website that helps families to check out the truth of nursing homes as noted in this article.




Local PSW claims people are dying in horrific conditions in long-term care facilities and it doesn’t get any attention because it is not murder

By Heather Rivers, Woodstock Sentinel-Review
Friday, October 28, 2016 3:05:29 EDT PM
Caressant Care nursing home. (File photo)
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A website dedicated to nursing home reviews shows Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes in Woodstock has the lowest rating of two Woodstock nursing homes listed on the site.
Caressant Care, where former Oxford County nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer was alleged to have murdered seven residents, received a rating of 4.3 out of 10, while county-run Woodingford Lodge received a 6.5 out of 10.
Woodingford Lodge in Ingersoll received a perfect score, while Tillsonburg’s Woodingford received a 9.7 out of 10.
The website located at nursinghomeratings.ca is designed for family, friends and residents “to share their insights and ratings.”
While several areas were rated, Caressant Care received the lowest score of 1.3 for offensive odours, it also scored a 3 out of 10 in the category of whether the family member would recommend the facility to others, and a 5 out of 10 in both categories about whether staff are friendly and approachable and quick to update family residents’ needs in a timely fashion.
In the category of whether staff treated residents with respect and dignity, the Woodstock facility, which is home to 163 beds, scored 5.3 out of 10.
Wanda Morris, vice-president of advocacy for the Canadian Association of Retired Persons, said privately run facilities face challenges that “could be an incentive to cut corners.”
“The system is broken and needs fixing now,” she said.
The Woodstock facility didn’t have the lowest score within their chain — that distinction went to Caressant Care in Fergus, which was rated 2.2 out of 10.
Other facilities in the chain in Listowel and Lindsay were rated at 3.4, while Harriston received a 3 out of 10.
Meadow Park in London, where one resident was allegedly murdered by Wettlaufer, scored an overall 5.1 out of 10 on the website, with a 4 out of 10 on whether the rater would recommend the facility to others.
An Oxford County PSW, who once worked with Elizabeth Wettlaufer in a long-term care facility in Oxford County that is not Caressant Care, said the former nurse accused of eight deaths didn’t stand out in the crowd.
“She was like every other nurse,” said the woman who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity. “I don’t remember having any run-ins with her.”
The PSW is speaking out of concern that people don’t understand the lack of resources in care facilities.
“People are dying in horrific conditions as we speak,” she said. “It doesn’t get any attention because it is not murder.”
Whole shifts can go by without a client being taken to the washroom and weeks can go without a full bath or shower.
The problem lies, she said, with the way the government funds homecare.
“It always boils down to funding,” she said. “A two per cent increase doesn’t keep up with the cost of living and inflation. It equals no additional staff. The reality is the owner/operators of the home have increases in hydro bills, infrastructure and food.”
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This sort of junk (abuse leading to premature death) isn't limited to the nursing homes but also happens in the hospitals. At the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton for example we had a case of premature termination after abuse.  There was an ongoing push to do away with my handicapped sister by doctors and despite the fact that successive health ministers in Alberta from Fred Horne to Ms. Hoffman still intone that abuse will not be tolerated no one seems to have any problem with the premature termination of handicapped citizens by doctors who decide to inappropriately use do not resuscitate orders. It's like an entire society exists that is invisible to ordinary citizens that only becomes visible when you are face to face with doctors who want to kill your family members.  And yet no sort of outcry from the powers that be. It's pretty interesting to me that we can have such societal dissonance but since I am powerless, all I can do is write about the spin and the actual state of affairs.

Abuse, neglect, death and premature termination by the use of inappropriate do not resuscitate orders are all issues that occur in our society and no one gives a damn. I mean there is chatter and positive spin but the reality is that all these folks are simply doing JOBS. It's of no interest to them if there are problems for citizens because citizens are powerless.  If citizens yap about the continuing care problems, no one else will be interested because as I said before -seniors aren't sexy as death objects until they start to collect in groups. As such sundry cases of harm, abuse and death by the GOA can be dispensed with using their usual spin and the public promptly forgets the horror stories because they want to forget the horror stories.

Abuse, harm and death in the child welfare system is a lot harder to disappear by the ministers in charge because the public tends to be more emotional about babies and toddlers than about youth and adults who are maimed.  The cute pictures of babies smiling and then the immediate understanding that the cute infant is deceased has a salutary effect on the public which might encourage them for a millisecond to write to non-responsive MLAs about the deaths of children in care.  Since this case has captured the interest of the public (at least until their Christmas shopping takes over their interest) we can only hope that the GOA is on the hot seat in the new year.

I imagine that this is the first case where the GOA spin machine has been rudely accosted by the media in this ongoing carnival of complaints. Previous PC governments had such a tight control over information (for despite their incompetence they had all the bully boy and bully girl tactics to shut folks up) and so the media never got to the meat of issues such as the deaths of children in care until several yappy mothers such as Velvet Martin said -"Heck this is junk. No more silence."  Of course this human rights activist was speaking for the rights of disabled children in the child welfare system and the death of her daughter indicated (at least to this citizen) that premature deaths happen because of lousy GOA oversight.

Once Velvet Martin started yapping about the problems of disabled and non-disabled children in the child welfare system other mothers like myself started to think about these problems. I mean I had never heard of kids dying in care (I obviously lived in a cocoon). I was also innocent of the GOA's bad behaviour and performance.  I thought the GOA was competent to handle the issues of our society. I believed in public bodies like Alberta Health and Human Services (these departments have all gone through several name changes in a futile effort to hide their histories of incompetence). When I saw Samantha Martin's picture I felt very bad. How was it that this child went hungry at school? How was it possible that she had broken bones and bruises? Why did no one do the necessary checks on her to ascertain her condition?

It all felt wrong.
I don't know about you all.
But when things feel wrong I do investigations.
I ask government questions.
I am pretty much undeniable like Velvet in pursuit of change.
I want to know what the hell is going on in the child welfare system.

I haven't done the work consistently or well but I am determined --just as determined as real heroines like Velvet Martin and Ruth Adria to ensure that the culture of indifference, incompetence and no penalties changes at the GOA. If there are penalties for parents for similar abuses of kids in their care, why are there no penalties for the public parent of the GOA?

Every mother who has a child should look at the child.
We should look at the child before she entered the care of the GOA:

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/paula-simons-will-our-political-leaders-allow-serenitys-death-to-be-in-vain
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We should look at the child after she was in GOA care:

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/case-of-four-year-old-serenity-who-died-in-provincial-care-triggers-call-for-emergency-debate

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We should ask ourselves--What if?
What if Serenity had been our child?
What if she had been tortured to death in the care of the GOA?
What if no one was responsible because the GOA covered up for them and protected them?
What if the GOA was responsible for the delay in the autopsy report?
What if the GOA did not do its due diligence in terms of follow up actions in terms of their responses to the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate so that this office could not make appropriate recommendations for the GOA (that of course the GOA would not follow)?

What if the system is so broken that no one actually even looks at any of these thousands of recommendations and simply soldiers on in the ongoing work of child welfare?

What if the child welfare system itself was just a giant disposal unit for marginalised and impoverished aboriginal children for the most part?

What if all this was true?

And what if the GOA will do what it has been allowed to do in the past -which is nothing?

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/paula-simons-will-our-political-leaders-allow-serenitys-death-to-be-in-vain

Paula Simons: Will our political leaders allow Serenity's death to be in vain?

Published on: December 9, 2016 | Last Updated: December 9, 2016 7:39 PM MST
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Her name was Serenity.
She wasn’t a political cause. She was a four-year-old child of Alberta, a First Nations girl, who died terribly in 2014, a death for which no person or government agency has been held accountable.
Since the story of Serenity’s short, tragic life became public, she’s become both a symbol of everything that’s wrong with our dysfunctional child welfare system, and everything that’s wrong with our dysfunctional legislature.
The death of Serenity, here a happy toddler riding her trike, has prompted MLAs to form an all-party committee to look into the child welfare system in Alberta.
The death of Serenity, here a happy toddler riding her trike, has prompted MLAs to form an all-party committee to look into the child welfare system in Alberta. SUPPLIED
In the last few weeks, we’ve seen the Notley government and Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir dodge, weave and duck hard questions, sounding every bit as defensive, obdurate and heartless as the Conservative government before them. We’ve seen the Wildrose making hay, thundering righteously about government mistakes, calling fiercely for Sabir’s resignation. And, almost ludicrously, we’ve seen the Tories demanding changes to the system — without acknowledging they’re the ones who left it broken.
None of this gets us anywhere. Forget the partisan gamesmanship. It’s time to recognize that over generations, we’ve all allowed the creation of an entrenched child welfare bureaucracy that seems more committed to protecting itself than protecting vulnerable children.
Our system has been broken for decades. And our aboriginal child welfare policy has been a disaster since the first residential school opened. But problems escalated under Ralph Klein when social spending was slashed and the government started privatizing the child welfare system, contracting out to a patchwork of agencies, not-for-profit groups, regional offices and under-funded First Nations.
Not everything about the contracting-out model was bad. But there was never enough central oversight; and every time the province downloaded responsibility to a third party, it lessened not just its own control, but its own accountability. When something went wrong, a minister could always blame the frontline agency.
Then, the Conservatives brought in draconian laws that made it a crime to publish information that might identify a child who died in care. They allowed the development of a ludicrous child death review system with so many agencies in conflict, there was no accountability. And they pushed “kinship care” — keeping children together with extended families — a model that saved the province money and sounded politically fashionable, but that often placed kids in homes that had not been properly screened, with caregivers unequipped to care for them.
Between 1999 and 2013, 741 Alberta children died while in care or while receiving child welfare services. By cross-referencing news stories and various government reports, our Fatal Care investigative team was able to identify 63 of those children. The rest remain anonymous to this day — the faceless, nameless disappeared of Alberta. And until last month, Serenity was among them.
In the aftermath of Fatal Care, the province amended the law that penalized journalists who published the names of the dead. But it still refused to name the children. To this day, we can only print the names if we discover them by other investigative techniques. That’s how I was able to discover Serenity. Without her pictures, and her name, she’d have been another anonymous statistic. I’ve written columns about children who suffered abuse just as horrendous. But this story galvanized public reaction like no other — because you could see her face, you couldn’t look away.
When the NDP took power in May 2015, many hoped Premier Rachel Notley would address these injustices.
Since then, another 38 children receiving protective services have died. Almost none has been named. While the NDP committed to completing reports into those deaths, and publishing the recommendations, it has never ever done so.
Enough.

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This is a watershed moment. Will our political leaders have the guts and the principles to put aside partisan politics to serve Alberta’s kids?
Not long ago, I talked to one of the foster families that had cared for Serenity’s two older siblings. The woman told me that she tried to comfort herself with this bleak thought: Serenity’s death effectively rescued her surviving siblings from hellish abuse in the same “kinship care” home.
In saving her brother and sister, she felt Serenity’s sacrifice had not been in vain.
Please — let’s not let Serenity’s death be for nothing. Let’s not let the unprecedented public reaction to her death accomplish nothing. We have binders and binders full of thoughtful expert recommendations ready and waiting.
Will this finally be the moment that we act? Not just for Serenity — but for the hundreds and hundreds of other dead and abused children, whose names and stories we don’t yet know.
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What should we as mothers of our own safe children at home--do about this matter? Our political leaders have no balls to do anything about the messes anywhere. It will be up to the citizens of Alberta to be the leaders.  It will be up to mummies like Velvet Martin and Ruth Adria to do the work our leaders won't and can't seem to do.

I believe we should do what that nice lady told us to do--which is to become Human Rights Defenders. That is what Mdm. Marie-Claude Landry told us we were at the JHC Awards Ceremony.  She explained that this is what I am doing in my work. I didn't really know what I was doing here on the blog.  I thought I was helping out at the back end for real heroes and heroines who won awards at this ceremony.

I am actually one of them. I am a HRD champion.

Now don't y'all want to join me?

I'm asking all the mummies out there to join our tribe.
I call it Velvet's Tribe.
We're working hard to kick GOA butt.
And we're ultimately going to do it by voting for a political party that ends the entitlement, the entrenched executives who simply guard their turfs instead of working and we're going to prune this tree of users to a splinter.


And that splinter we're going to put into the eye of every citizen so that they cry over the death of children like Serenity. And after crying they do the work of HRD champions like Velvet Martin, Ruth Adria and  Robert Lee.

Why even attempt to address these horrors? I look at my handicapped sister and I tell you why--Not my sister, not my sister, not my sister.

Other families try to save their own and fail. They try to prove there is wrong doing. They fail. They are then shown to have been right to have asked for investigation but government doesn't want to do investigations. Why would government want to dig up graves to find out problems? These are all old folks in continuing care just as these are all babies, toddlers, children and youth in the child welfare system. They are totally vulnerable. And this is why we should become HRD champions like the ones who got the awards at the JHC awards ceremony. These citizens need us. As this daughter explains her father's death to us-he was defenceless. And this is why we need to do human rights works folks. Every single day.



Nursing Home Deaths: Daughter ‘irate’ autopsy was denied, James Silcox’s nursing home death only now probed as homicide despite kin’s doubts

By Megan Stacey, Woodstock Sentinel-Review
Friday, October 28, 2016 10:00:19 EDT PM
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WOODSTOCK - When Andrea Silcox turned on the news after work Tuesday night, a picture of her father’s face filled the screen.
She had no idea police had identified her father, 84-year-old James Silcox, as one of eight nursing home residents nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer is accused of killing at two Southwestern Ontario homes.
“My brother found out on the radio,” she said. “None of us knew anything.”
Wettlaufer, 49, was charged Tuesday with eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of three men and five women ranging in age from 75 to 96 between 2007 and 2014.
The charges have not been proven in court.
Investigators said the residents, who lived in the Caressant Care home in Woodstock and Meadow Park home in London, died after they were given a drug.
Police had questioned one of Andrea Silcox’s sisters — she has five siblings — but the family hadn’t heard an update, said Silcox, who lives in Salford, a community south of Ingersoll.
She said she’s furious her father’s death in 2007 is only now being investigated as a homicide.
He was the first of the eight residents to die.
“This is not a surprise to me whatsoever,” Silcox said.
She’s long been suspicious about her dad’s death.
“When my father passed away, I said, ‘There’s something wrong here,’ ” Silcox recalled. “This is not right.”
One of her sisters asked for an autopsy, she said.
“The coroner said to her ‘Why? He’s 85 years old living in long-term care,’ ” Silcox said.
The family was told that James’ death — less than two weeks after he entered Caressant Care — was the result of a heart attack.
“That’s the excuse we were given,” Silcox said.
Her father was a “two-needles-a-day diabetic,” she said, and had dementia, but it wasn’t advanced.
“He knew what was going down,” said Silcox, who works as a housekeeper at another nursing home in Oxford County. “My father was not a feeble old man on his deathbed.”
She said her dad was upset about being put into the home and being apart from his wife of more than 60 years.
“I was told my father was very aggressive, calling and screaming for my mother. Rightly so, they hadn’t been apart,” Silcox said. “I know my dad, and he probably gave that woman a hard time.”
She described James Silcox as a staunch defender of the underdog.
“He’d do anything for you, he really, seriously would. But don’t cross him, don’t piss him off,” Silcox said.
He shared a special bond with Andrea Silcox’s youngest son, who has Down syndrome.
“My son was the light of my father’s life,” she said. “When it came to the defenceless, the children, the animals, he was just consumed.”
It’s part of what’s driving Silcox now.
“I think that’s what’s bringing me forward . . . My dad was defenceless. All these elderly people (in the investigation) were defenceless.”
Silcox is trying to make sense of the loss all over again. She plans to attend as many
of Wettlaufer’s court appearances as she can.
Wettlaufer is scheduled to appear Nov. 2.
“I’m just totally irate. I’m so angry,” Silcox said.
“And justice will really never truly be done, because you can’t bring them back.





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December 12, 2016 5:57 am

Edmontonians who promote and protect human rights honoured

Edmontonians who champion human rights causes were honoured Sunday.
Edmontonians who champion human rights causes were honoured Sunday.
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They help some of the most vulnerable people in our society: children, the homeless and the marginalized. Edmontonians who champion human rights were honoured Sunday at a special ceremony.
For the past 10 years, the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human RightsAwards have been honouring Edmontonians who go above and beyond when it comes to helping out their fellow citizens.

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“This is a day that we do every year to commemorate the International Human Rights Day and to recognize the people that work endlessly in our community and now across the province to advance human rights,” Organizer Renee Vaugeois said.
The event coincided with International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, and also acted as a platform to discuss the work that still needs to be done.
“I know from experience that it’s a very thankless job in many respects,” Vaugeois said. “I know there’s been times in my life I wanted to give up. I’ve had awards given to me and that gave me that strength and resolve to keep going and to know that people are paying attention.”
Vaugeois is the President of the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee as well as the founder of Ainembabazi Children’s Project, an organization committed to strengthening children’s rights in East Africa.
“I feel that people who defend human rights, often do it at a cost,” she said. “A lot of the champions that were here today do it on their own time, free time, volunteer — so it’s really critical that they have that opportunity to be recognized and acknowledged.”
Robert Lee, a children’s advocate was honoured with the Gerald L. Gall AwardSunday for his work across the province.
“The more I did, the more problems that I saw,” Lee said.
The lawyer has represented victims of sexual abuse who he felt were not being treated fairly by the legal system.
“Right now, there’s a little more failure than success in the work that I do. Because it is so challenging, in a way I feel that I’m not worthy of it yet. I hope to help the people that I’m representing- and I’m not there yet,” he added.
Paula Kirman, recipient of the Human Rights Champion Award, said she was proud to be recognized.
“For my work to be recognized in this way, I feel that its given the last 11 years legitimacy, and it makes me look forward to doing even more in the future.”
Organizers said there are still many issues to overcome.
“The fact that we’re still not building homes and buildings to be accessible for people with disabilities; that we’re having hate propaganda across the province and across the country,” Vaugeois said.
“In relation to Islamophobia and the culture of fear that we’re living in now. Our Indigenous communities, our Indigenous children which are a huge representation in care and in the justice system and the barriers that they face as well as other minorities face in terms of accessing real justice,” Vaugeois went on to say.
“There’s so many issues in our country — things that people think are ‘over there’ problems.”
Vaugeois said there are ways everyone can be a champion for human rights.
“For the average person, the power of being a witness to human rights issues can be a huge step,” she said.
“We find, for example, people who maybe don’t have somebody to go to the doctor’s office with them, be a witness in the that process, somebody to go through a police complaint process. A lot of people are too afraid to go through processes, but if they have somebody walk along side them — it gives it all the more power — so to engage in human rights can be as simple as that.”
“It’s also about just being free and open to having conversations, being willing to challenge your ideas. I think the political discourse around humans rights needs to increase.”
Other recipients of the 2016 Human Rights Champion include: Kristina De Guzman, Roy Pogorzelski and Ruth Adria.

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Judge raises questions about Alberta girl's death in fatality inquiry


BY JACKIE L. LARSON, EDMONTON SUN
FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2012 06:43 PM CDT | UPDATED: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2012 06:53 AM CDT
Samantha MartinVelvet Martin holds a photo of her daughter Samantha Martin outside the Courthouse in Edmonton, Alta., on Monday, January 17 2011. She has finally gotten an inquiry into the death of Samantha who died after being in foster care on December 3 2006. The Martins say the photo shows bruising on Samantha's face after she was returned to them from foster care.
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When 13-year-old Samantha Martin died, there were more questions than answers.
But a new report that says she died from natural causes brings recommendations from a judge to make sure tragedy isn’t repeated in Alberta.
A rare genetic disorder called Tetrasomy 18p left Samantha mentally and physically disabled, but her death after a life spent at a foster home touted as the answer for her grieving parents raised questions about deficiencies in the Children’s Services system. That’s according to Judge Marilena Carminati, the provincial court judge conducting the public fatality inquiry for Justice Minister Jonathan Denis.
Carminati found that while there was no link between numerous fractures, bruises and low growth and weight Samantha suffered, there wasn’t any link to her genetic condition either. Carminati said she didn’t find expert evidence that Samantha’s genetic condition caused her death.
But the judge also found Children’s Services didn’t connect the dots on Samantha’s health issues, even though complaints had been lodged by school officials. A social worker appeared to be “ill-informed” about the girl’s needs, she said.
There was a three-year gap between doctors visits in the girl’s medical history, and medical procedures recommended by a physician – including an EEG to check for seizures – were not followed up, Carminati said.
Her worker testified that although she was required to visit the girl every three months, over a two-year stretch she saw Samantha just three times.
Carminati’s report urges changes at Children’s Services.
The agency should ensure caseworkers who work with a foster child have accurate and up to date information from a reliable medical source about the child’s disability and the impact of that disability on the health, weight and fragility of the child.
“This needs to be well understood in order for the worker to make informed assessments about how the child is doing in care, especially in the case of a nonverbal child who cannot communicate concerns with the child’s worker,” Carminati wrote.
The agency’s policies should be enhanced to ensure children are actually receiving their annual medical checkups, including a diary system so the issue isn’t overlooked.
Once a recommendation is made from a school or some other reliable assessor, a doctor should examine the child and follow-up should by done by the agency, “including required entry by the Children’s Services child care worker or other support staff … into a diary system,” she wrote.
Caseworkers should have a “reasonable” case load so they have time to document and follow up on the child’s medical needs, Carminati found.
Human Services Minister Dave Hancock said lessons learned from the brief life of Samantha Martin have included a much stronger provincial support system for families with children with disabilities.
A quality review council and new structures in place for children with disabilities focus on communication where there may have once been failures to connect the dots, he said.
Hancock said he’s confident many problems with the system have been righted since Samantha’s death.

“We’re working more collaboratively than we did in the past, so the child is not on their own,” he said.

'More children are going to get hurt,' province warned on eve of review

Head of most recent child-in-care review says province needs to act rather than begin another study

Ann Sullivan · CBC NewsDecember 9, 2016
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The death of four-year-old Serenty has sparked another review of Alberta's child intervention system. (supplied)
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The man who led Alberta's last task force on children who die in provincial care says more kids are going to get hurt while the government conducts yet another review of the children-in-care system.
"It's pretty frustrating to hear that this is the exact same process that the previous Conservative government went through about two years ago," said Tim Richter who chaired the Alberta Child Implementation Oversight Committee in 2014.
"It's really about implementing the recommendations that have been made.
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Tim Richter led the most recent review of the children-in-care system in Alberta. (CBC)
"I'm just frustrated with the delay. More children are going to get hurt before the government takes the action necessary to keep them safe."
On Thursday, Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir, amid calls for his resignation, gave more details about an all-party panel that will review the child intervention system.
The panel has short term and longer term deadlines to report back with recommendations on how to improve the system, culminating in a report to be tabled in the legislature by the minister in the spring.
It will be the seventh review involving childrens' services in eight years.
The last six covered foster care, kinship care and a review of investigations and reporting of deaths and serious injuries.

Preventing similar incidents

Sabir announced the panel in the legislature while answering questions from Wildrose Leader Brian Jean about Serenity, a four-year-old Indigenous girl who died in kinship care two years ago.
"The premier has asked me to establish a committee that will include members from across the aisle that will look into this issue and will make sure there are enough safeguards in place that we can prevent similar incidents from happening," Sabir said.
Serenity was emaciated and badly bruised when she died from a brain injury. Medical records documented injuries that suggested the young girl had been sexually assaulted.
She died in 2014.
That same year then Conservative Human Services Minister, Manmeet Bhullar, asked Richter, to lead the deaths-in-care committee.
It came up with dozens of recommendations. Richter said the NDP, who were then in opposition, felt the committee hadn't gone far enough.
"Now we've had a controversy erupt and the [NDP] minister, the government, seems to be kicking the can down the road," he said.
Richter says rather than another panel, the government should implement recommendations made in previous reviews.
"We don't need to be going over this ground again" he said. "It's highly unlikely that a new panel is going to come up with anything that a dozen previous panels, or reviews or sets of recommendations haven't already come up with."
Richter says the first change the province should make is to have the office of the medical examiner review the death of every child who dies in care.

Seven reviews in eight years


  • Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention 2016
  • Implementation Oversight Committee 2014
  • Ministerial Roundtable: Investigations and Reporting of Deaths and Serious Injuries  2014
  • External Expert Panel following death of a child 2011
  • Child Intervention System Review  2010
  • Kinship Care Review  2009
  • Foster Care Review 2008


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Edmonton, December 1, 2016 − The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights invites the media to join them for their 10th Annual Human Rights Awards and the launch of Ignite Change 2017: A Global Gathering for Human Rights on December 11th, 2016, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the ATB Financial Arts Barn (10330 84 Ave NW).
Held in commemoration of International Human Rights Day, these awards are meant to recognize those in our community who are actively promoting, fulfilling, protecting or educating on human rights, and making our communities a place where all belong, are included and able to participate. Chief Commissioner Marie-Claude of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Mdm. Marie-Claude Landry, Ad.E. will be the event’s guest and keynote speaker.
Every year awards are given out to recipients, who are local human rights champions who are building Edmonton as a human rights city. This year however we will be awarding our first winner from outside of Edmonton in our efforts to recognize Albertans making an impact. This is followed by the Gerald L. Gall Award for an individual who has made an outstanding contribution and has demonstrated excellence in the protection and promotion of human rights in Canada.
Renée Laporte, a Human Rights Champion recipient in 2015, explains what the award means to her,  “When you are an advocate, you face stigma and discrimination. You feel the hate marginalized communities face, and that drives you to work harder to see them have their rights upheld.” She was recognised for her work of over a decade as an educational assistant, inclusion innovator and pioneer in fostering high risk young women.
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