Friday, March 31, 2017

“We are so shocked and angry about how our sister has been treated and have been waiting weeks without any word on why AHS allowed this transfer or why she can’t go back to the care facility,” said Sue Ali. “A call from the Health Minister could quickly and fairly resolve the matter and free up a much-needed acute care bed that costs $1200 a day. Inaction has cost the public something in the order of $40,000 to date.”






http://www.pialberta.org/woman_evicted_from_care_facility_due_to_family_publicly_raising_concerns

Woman Evicted from Care Facility Due to Family Publicly Raising Concerns

Media releases | March 24, 2015
EDMONTON—A woman was evicted from the care centre she has been living in for five years and transferred to hospital without the family’s prior knowledge or consent because a family member was publicly questioning the quality of care her sister was getting at the facility.
On February 19th the Good Samaritan Millwoods Care Centre left a voice mail for Sue Ali that her sister Rebecca had been sent via ambulance to the Grey Nuns Hospital and that her other sister Julie was banned from the facility.
The family has asked Alberta Health Services and the Minister to intervene as Rebecca wants to go back to the facility she has lived in for five years, and it is only one of two facilities in Edmonton that have the specialization to deal with her respiratory issues.
“We are so shocked and angry about how our sister has been treated and have been waiting weeks without any word on why AHS allowed this transfer or why she can’t go back to the care facility,” said Sue Ali.  “A call from the Health Minister could quickly and fairly resolve the matter and free up a much-needed acute care bed that costs $1200 a day. Inaction has cost the public something in the order of $40,000 to date.”
Public Interest Alberta has raised similar concerns with the Ministry of Health, the Health Advocate’s Office, and AHS about the lack of due process for many families who have been banned or threatened to be banned for raising concerns about the quality of care for their loved ones. To date, there has been no commitment by the Alberta government to create an independent process to allow families to address this abuse of power from facilities.
“The government needs to step in and make sure that there is a proper independent process that allows patients and their families to stand up to this abuse of power,” says Bill Moore-Kilgannon, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta. “As long as the Alberta government allows institutions to evict patients and ban family members, many people will be afraid to advocate for quality care for their loved ones.”
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In the afternoon, after eating two chocolate oatmeal cookies and feeling sleepy I talk to older boy. He has made a practice of calling me once in a while since he knows I am afraid of the entire business of an apprenticeship in the field.
Now that he is into the program I am getting used to the idea of being out in the field but of course it is a new thing for me. Most of my life has been spent in a library at some university exploring books. Knowledge. That kind of stuff.
Then being a worker for a bit.
Then the boys.
The progression to stay at home motherhood has been very rewarding. I can say that the boys have been the best part of existence.
Older boy is doing well. Tired perhaps with the work but still pretty good. Younger boy will hopefully find a summer job. He is stuck to his computer after skipping school yet again.
Usually when I went to school I skipped classes as well so maybe this skipping business is hereditary.
I could fall asleep right now. The churn of the affidavit stuff is like a soup spoon mixing a broth. Never done an affidavit? Mine is sooooo long. And I still have to add to it with the new information that I am getting from the doctors who will hand over their files. I have also got data card downloads.
I am covered in paper everywhere.
It's pretty interesting.
And next week will be a great educational experience.
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Date
Description
1
May 21, 1996
Hansard Record - Govt of AB
May 21, 1996
February 25, 1996 death - Jennifer Fortier from detached ventilator
2
Aug 15, 1996
Hansard Record - Govt of AB
August 15, 1996
November 24,1995 death - George Clark from detached ventilator
3
May 21, 1996
Hansard Record - Govt of AB
May 21, 1996
Jennifer Fortier's fatality report
Died 1996, Feb 25 - detached ventilator/suffocation
4
Aug 21, 1997
Fatality Inquiry Report
August 21, 1997
February 25, 1996 death - Jennifer Fortier from detached ventilator
5
Dec 13, 2002
News article Edmonton Journal
December 16, 2002
December 13, 2002 death of 72 year man from detached ventilator
6
Aug 30, 2006
Hansard Record - Govt of AB
August 30, 2006
Continuing Care Costs
7
May 7, 2013
Hansard Record
May 7, 2013
Care for Dementia Patients William Buckley
8
April 9, 2013
Fatality Inquiry Report
July 18, 2010 death of William Evan Buckley
9
May 14, 2013
Newsletter
CANADIAN OVER 50s HOUSING WEEKLY NEWS • MAY 14, 2013
10
January 2015
Alberta Health CCHSS Audit
11
Oct 9, 2015
Investigation file Protection for Persons in Care (PPC) File # 8523
Particular pages
12
Oct 2, 2015
Director’s Decision Protection for Persons in Care (PPC) File # 8523 Allegations #8523.001 and #8523.002
13
2010-2015
Care and Medical Records Good Samaritan Millwoods
14
2010-2016
Medical Records Grey Nuns Hospital
15
2010-2016
Medical Records UAH/ Royal Alexandra Hospital
16
2010-2016
Emergency/ Admission / Discharge Documents and Consultant reports
17
2010-2016
ABG results and summary
18
2014-2015
Letters/Faxes E-mails from VitalAire
compliance monitoring
19
2010-2015
Downloads Medigas and Vitalaire Compliance Information (Good Samaritan Extended Care at Millwoods)
20
2015-2016
Downloads Medigas and VitalAire Compliance Information (Grey Nuns Hospital and Villa Marguerite)
21
2013
BIPAP AVAPS user manual
22
2016
VitalAire Quick set up of your BIPAP Device
23
2016
VitalAire Successful BIPAP Treatment
24
Jan 22, 2015
Respiratory Information Sheet
BIPAP AVAPS Respironic ownership - ADL
Serial Number C13030482EF74
25
Oct 13, 2015
E-mail to B V
Re BIPAP AVAPS Respironic ownership (ADL)
26
2005-2015
Respiratory Letters - Dr Damant and Government of Alberta
27
2010-2015
Care plans and Resident Care Conferences
Good Samaritan MW
28
2010-2016
Cognitive and Capacity Testing
For R. Ali
29
May 26, 2010
Personal Directive
30
November 22, 2015
Supported Decision Making Authorization Form
31
2010-2016
End of life orders/ DNR orders/Goals of Care designations
32
2010-2016
Alberta Continuing Care Info System Assessments (ACCIS)
33
2015-2016
Eviction Correspondence
34
2010-2016
E-mails and Letters
35
Feb 19, 2015
Recording of first banning Voice Recording of Banning
36
Sept 3, 2015
Voice Recording of second banning
https://drive
37
2010-2014
The Good Samaritan Society SAP Manual Worksheet MWC004 -MILLWOODS RESPIRATORY
38
2010-2014
The Good Samaritan Society Vendor Receipt Report-Detail
39
2010-2014
The Good Samaritan Society
Supply Area Profile Valuation
40
2010-2014
The Good Samaritan Society Department Expense Detail Report by Category
41
2005-2012
The Good Samaritan Society Process Manual with revisions
42
2009-2014
The Good Samaritan Society Non-consolidated Financial Statements
43
May 22, 2007
Newspaper article
“Changes promised after Mountain View protest”
44
December 21, 2007
Newspaper article
“Concerns at Mountain View Centre raised again”
45
March 19, 2012
Newspaper article
“Confusion over long-term care”
46
April 2, 2012
Newspaper article
“AHS responds to long term care concerns”
47
November 19, 2012
Newspaper article
“The push for a long-term care facility”
48
April 30, 2013
Newspaper article
“Good Sam needs changes: Long Term Care Working Group”
49
May 13, 2013
Newspaper article
“Good Sam fatality report causes worry in Hinton”
50
May 13, 2013
Newspaper article
“Doubt surrounds seniors care facility”
51
August 29, 2013
Newspaper article
“Seniors issue a community problem”
52
October 8, 2013
Newspaper article
“Care facilities deemed insufficient for Hinton’s needs by working group”
53
October 12, 2013
Newspaper article
“Hinton’s seniors need more support, says working group”
54
October 21, 2013
Newspaper article
“Hinton’s elders deserve better”
55
December 3, 2014
Newspaper article
“Linden View care concerns voiced”
56
December 10, 2014
Newspaper article
“Bikman brings Linden View issues to seniors minister”
57
December 10, 2014
Newspaper article
“Linden View debate needs discussion”
58
December 18, 2014
Newspaper article
“Changes being made at Linden View”
59
December 23, 2014
Newspaper article
“Flip flop by Linden View management”
60
May 19, 2005
Disciplining a Nursing Home Senior – May 19, 2005
61
March 24, 2015
Presentation to Legislature
62
March 24, 2015
Online News Article and Soundwave Document
Public Interest Alberta (PIA)
63
June 2015
Continuing Care Resolution Team Feedback Summary
Appendix B -page 15
Alberta Health Services
Continuing Care Resolution Team
Final Report
64
June 24, 2015
Hansard
Presentation to Legislature
65
June 2015
TV broadcast - Alberta Primetime
2 Part Video
66
September 9, 2015
Newspaper article - Edmonton Sun
67
September 9, 2015
Newspaper article
“People banned from visiting family in hospital demand provincial help.”
68
September 10, 2015
Newspaper article
“Banned hospital visitors fight back.”
69
September 10, 2015
Newspaper article
“Family members speak out after being banned from care facility.”
70
October 2015
Online Survey Report
Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Survey
Long Term Care Family Experience pages
71
October 2015
Online Survey Report
HQCA LTC Family Experience
2014-15 Survey Report - Provincial Results
72
October 28, 2015
Newspaper article
“Ratings released for long-term care facilities”
73
October 28, 2015
Newspaper article
“City care centre ranks last
Good Samaritan has lowest ranking among long-term facilities in Alberta”
74
October 28, 2015
Newspaper article
“Health watchdog ranks Alberta long-term care centres.”
75
October 28, 2015
Online Newspaper article
“Staffing is key issue, says Health Quality Council of Alberta survey”
76
October 29, 2015
Newspaper article
“Watchdog hands out report cards for long-term care .”
77
November 5, 2015
Newspaper - Letter to Editor
” Experienced staff crucial to long-term care”
78
November 17, 2015
Online Newspaper article
“Government directs AHS to develop policy on banning visitors at long-term care facilities”
79
November 18, 2015
Online Newspaper article
“Alberta Health Services Ordered To Create Clear Policy For Banning Visitors At Long-Term Care Homes”
80
March 26, 2014
Health Quality Council of Alberta report
“Review of Alberta Health Services’
Continuing Care Wait List: First Available Appropriate Living Option Policy - March 26, 2014”
81
April 30, 2014
Health Quality Council of Alberta report
Review of Quality Assurance in Continuing Care Health Services in Alberta - April 30, 2014
82
June 4, 2014
Newspaper article
“Health watchdog calls for better oversight of care facilities”
83
June 5, 2014
Online Press Release
“HQCA releases two reports that address continuing care in Alberta”
84
June 5, 2014
Online Newspaper article
“Continuing care in Alberta will be better, promises province
Promise follows release of two reports critical of Alberta health policies”
85
June 5, 2014
Online Newspaper article -
“Confusion in Alberta continuing care: report”
86
2014-2015
Photographs and video
https://drive.
87
Blog posts limited to affidavit
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And the affidavit has to be added to still.
I will have to add to it as I get the data from the doctors.
One day I will put all this information into a book for other families who need help navigating the continuing care system in Alberta.
I will do a book that says that the system is not helpful for handicapped citizens or those without insight but if you are proactive and are involved in the care of your handicapped family member you may have better outcomes.
Here is the beginning of this book:
Woman Evicted from Care Facility Due to Family Publicly Raising Concerns
Media releases | March 24, 2015
EDMONTON—A woman was evicted from the care centre she has been living in for five years and transferred to hospital without the family’s prior knowledge or consent because a family member was publicly questioning the quality of care her sister was getting at the facility.
On February 19th the Good Samaritan Millwoods Care Centre left a voice mail for Sue Ali that her sister Rebecca had been sent via ambulance to the Grey Nuns Hospital and that her other sister Julie was banned from the facility.
The family has asked Alberta Health Services and the Minister to intervene as Rebecca wants to go back to the facility she has lived in for five years, and it is only one of two facilities in Edmonton that have the specialization to deal with her respiratory issues.
“We are so shocked and angry about how our sister has been treated and have been waiting weeks without any word on why AHS allowed this transfer or why she can’t go back to the care facility,” said Sue Ali. “A call from the Health Minister could quickly and fairly resolve the matter and free up a much-needed acute care bed that costs $1200 a day. Inaction has cost the public something in the order of $40,000 to date.”
Public Interest Alberta has raised similar concerns with the Ministry of Health, the Health Advocate’s Office, and AHS about the lack of due process for many families who have been banned or threatened to be banned for raising concerns about the quality of care for their loved ones. To date, there has been no commitment by the Alberta government to create an independent process to allow families to address this abuse of power from facilities.
“The government needs to step in and make sure that there is a proper independent process that allows patients and their families to stand up to this abuse of power,” says Bill Moore-Kilgannon, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta. “As long as the Alberta government allows institutions to evict patients and ban family members, many people will be afraid to advocate for quality care for their loved ones.”
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Read the eviction letters from Good Samaritan Society

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Julie Ali
#GoodSamaritanSocietyLawsuit--An affidavit is a listing of all the information in your possession that is pertinent to the case and with which you will defend yourself when you are sued.
My affidavit is incomplete despite it's length because the government of Alberta, AHS and the Good Samaritan Society have not given me these pieces of information:
1) The Alberta Health Quality Review of the Good Samaritan Extended Care at Millwoods done October 2014
2) The AHS Quality Review of 2014
3) The Good Samaritan Society Consultant report of the respiratory services at the Good Samaritan Extended care at Millwoods done in 2014
4) Any other audits, complaints and PPIC reports for Good Samaritan Society facilities in Alberta and BC--these are critical care violations that are reported in Ontario on a public website but never see the light of day in Alberta because it is all about the partners in care covering up each others' exposed behinds.
5) Medical files from doctors who are not giving me the files in a timely or complete way or both
6) Datacard downloads for 2016 and 2017 ; I am waiting for VitalAire to generate some of these records so I can add them to the affidavit; I asked for them a while ago but they are still outstanding
7) Any other information that comes up before the court appearance.
Right now I am in a sea of paper and I only leave the writing room to eat or go to the bathroom. It's very neat.



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