Monday, April 10, 2017

--#ReveraAbuseDeath--------------this is all about not quitting / and one day your words will be heard -----no oversight-- no interest --no autopsies and tons of regulations---------The multimillion-dollar suit was prompted by the case of Ross Jones, a 68-year-old man who allegedly spent the last days of his life in agony, an infected pressure sore left untreated by a Revera Inc. facility.--------

#ReveraAbuseDeath--For most of these deaths and abuse cases the court system is one way to get justice. But more than the court system-there is the court of public opinion.
When families see the failures of the government in providing oversight and penalty to the continuing care industry that operates with impunity in most provinces, they come to their own conclusions about the political party in charge of the fiascoes. These are our most vulnerable defenceless citizens and if government fails its duty to them then it is clear that the political party responsible for the failure should not be rehired.
This case happened in Ontario where there are families joining up to make change happen without the government of Ontario. They realized that government at all levels is complicit with the failures to provide effective oversight and penalty. In Alberta, we have even less transparency and accountability than Ontario and we have a far better way of telling politicians to do the work they are required to do protect these citizens. We fire them.
I encourage citizens all over Canada to look at the messes in the continuing care system where we have our most vulnerable citizens who have made Canada what it is today being subject to neglect, horror and death.
I encourage y'all to use your votes and go to court to do the work that government in Alberta and everywhere else in Canada--simply will not do because government is complicit in this lack of oversight. Why else do we have the federal government take no action in the failures of Revera? It owns Revera through the PSP Investments.
The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSPIB) is ultimately accountable for these horrors.
PSP Investments
PSP Investments is one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, with $116.8 billion of assets under management as at March 31, 2016. We invest funds for the pension plans of the Public Service, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force.
Our skilled and dedicated team of more than 600 professionals manages a diversified global portfolio including stocks, bonds and other fixed-income securities, and investments in Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Private Debt.
Our business offices are in Montreal, New York, London and Luxembourg. Our head office is in Ottawa.

Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSPIB)
Subsidiaries held at 100 per cent
  • 3Net Indy Holdings
  • 7986386 Canada Inc.
  • 8599963 Canada Inc.
  • Argentia Private Investments Inc.
  • AviAlliance Canada Inc.
  • Belle Bay Private Investments Inc.
  • Blue & Gold Private Investments Inc.
  • Datura Private Investments Inc.
  • Fitzroy Land Investments Company Pty Ltd
  • Galvaude Private Investments Inc.
  • Indo-Infra Inc.
  • Infra H20 GP Partners Inc.
  • Infra H20 LP Partners Inc.
  • Infra-PSP Canada Inc.
  • Infra-PSP Credit Inc.
  • Infra-PSP ECEF Inc.
  • Infra-PSP Partners Inc.
  • Infra TM Investments Inc.
  • Ivory Private Investments Inc.
  • Kings Island Private Investments Inc.
  • Northern Fjord Holdings Inc.
  • Port-aux-Choix Private Investments Inc.
  • Potton Holdings Inc.
  • PSP Capital Inc.
  • PSP Finco Inc.
  • PSP Public Credit I Inc.
  • PSP Public Credit Opportunities Inc.
  • PSP Public Markets Inc.
  • PSPIB Baltimore G.P. Inc.
  • PSPIB Deep South Inc.
  • PSPIB Emerald Inc.
  • PSPIB G.P. Finance Inc.
  • PSPIB G.P. Inc.
  • PSPIB G.P. Partners Inc.
  • PSPIB Golden Range Cattle II Inc.
  • PSPIB Golden Range Cattle Inc.
  • PSPIB GS2 Investments Pty Ltd.
  • PSPIB Homes Inc.
  • PSPIB IRP60 Inc.
  • PSPIB Michigan G.P. Inc.
  • PSPIB Orchid Inc.
  • PSPIB Pennsylvania Investments Inc.
  • PSPIB Realty International Inc. / PSPIB Immobilier International Inc.
  • PSPIB Realty U.S. Inc.
  • PSPIB-Technology Solutions Inc.
  • PSPIB-Uluru Investments PTY Ltd.
  • PSPIB Waiheke Inc.
  • PSPIB-Andes Inc.
  • PSPIB-CCR Inc.
  • PSPIB-Condor Inc.
  • PSPIB-Eldorado Inc.
  • PSPIB-LSF Inc.
  • PSPIB-MSR Inc.
  • PSPIB-Newbury G.P. Inc.
  • PSPIB-RE Finance Inc.
  • PSPIB-RE Finance Partners Inc.
  • PSPIB-RE Finance Partners II Inc.
  • PSPIB-RE Partners Inc.
  • PSPIB-RE Partners II Inc.
  • PSPIB-RE UK Inc.
  • PSPIB-SDL Inc.
  • PSPIB-Star Inc.
  • PSPLUX S àr l
  • Red Isle Private Investments Inc.

  • Revera Inc.

  • Sooke Investments Inc.
  • Trinity Bay Private Investments Inc.
  • VOP Investments Inc.
  • WAPT Pty Ltd.

and here is the beginning of the new day
the clouds are fluffed up pillows
on the grey bed of the night
the simple leaves are practising how to be
a cover of an umbrella
the storehouse of memories is full
soon the darkness will vanish
and the songs will be heard

I play at the singing
of course you understand
I don't know what I am doing
I make a line
and then try to decide upon the
line breaks
I wish I had a compass and knew how
to use it

the path is unclear
and the Muse is always absent
the soldiers of rain will soon fire
their pistols of clouds
the solitude will be gone
and the music in my head
will be heard
I am here    the snow falls outside
and the cluster of words

packs the ground of the poem
I am making  a route in the blizzard
the hard stones of my life
are nothing now
I have a song to carry with me
the slipper of silence has fallen off
the foot of making
I put the lantern in front of me and keep going
there is no secret really

you simply start
and then you keep going
with the witness of your heart
you trust in whatever you decide upon
and the route is made by doing
every day you write another note
to the Muse
who is somewhere in the territory of the soul

here is the room
with the red geraniums burning the darkness
and there is the snow storm with the words of ice
falling on the dream of the landscape
here is the puddle of thoughts
and the work that goes on for years
this is all about not quitting
and one day your words will be heard

Rodney Crowell - "It Ain't Over Yet (feat. Rosanne Cash & John Paul White)" [Official Video]

Class action accuses one of Canada’s biggest nursing-home companies of neglecting residents

Ross Jones, who a lawsuit alleges spent the last days of his life in agony from an infected bed sore left untreated at his Revera-owned nursing home.
Amani OakleyRoss Jones, who a lawsuit alleges spent the last days of his life in agony from an infected bed sore left untreated at his Revera-owned nursing home.

A Toronto malpractice lawyer is launching what she calls an unprecedented class-action lawsuit against one of Canada’s biggest nursing-home companies, charging that it routinely neglects or mistreats elderly residents.
The multimillion-dollar suit was prompted by the case of Ross Jones, a 68-year-old man who allegedly spent the last days of his life in agony, an infected pressure sore left untreated by a Revera Inc. facility.
But the case — to be officially unveiled at a news conference Thursday — underscores persistent complaints throughout the country that some long-term care homes deliver substandard care.
Revera counters that it is “very proud” of its service, noting that it looks after people near the end of their lives and frequently suffering from a complex array of ailments.
Amani Oakley
Amani OakleyLori DeKervor, seen with her father Ross Jones, says “he died a painful, 13th-century death, while being looked after by a giant business entity that is making a ton of money.”
Lawyer Amani Oakley said she often hears from relatives about cases like Jones’ but the economics of suing a nursing home are prohibitive, the damages awarded for an elderly patient dwarfed by the costs of litigation.
A class action involving a number of plaintiffs potentially changes those dynamics, making it feasible to pursue a lengthy civil suit even if any compensation awarded to individuals is limited, Oakley said in an interview Wednesday.
“We need the giant and very profitable Revera conglomerate to hear the message loud and clear that Mr. Jones’ suffering and death and the negative and unacceptable experiences of other residents is unacceptable,” she said in a statement.
Though it is a private business, Mississauga, Ont.-based Revera is wholly owned by the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, a federal Crown corporation. Revera, whose board “chair emeritus” is former Ontario premier Bill Davis, owns or operates 500 facilities in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.
John Beaney, a Revera vice-president, said Wednesday he could not comment on the specifics of the allegations, but argued the suit lacks merit.
“We’ve been operating as an organization for more than 50 years … and have successfully cared for hundreds of thousands of people,” he said.  “We’re very proud of our dedicated employees who provide that care.”
He also noted that nursing home residents have increasingly complex health issues, their deaths often a result of multiple factors.
“When a resident passes away … it’s not black and white and this can understandably make it difficult for loved ones, who seek answers in those cases.”
The class action’s first plaintiffs are Lori DeKervor and her late father, Ross Jones, who died in June 2014.
Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and dementia, he had been a resident at Main Street Terrace, a Revera home in Toronto.
The suit alleges that Jones was rushed to hospital late that May, unable to speak, with an elevated heart rate and temperature. Days later, noticing her father was in pain whenever he was moved, DeKervor discovered he had a “large, deep, smelly, oozing sacral ulcer” at the base of his spine — a bed sore that had become infected.
Google Street View
Google Street ViewMain Street Terrace, the nursing home where Ross Jones lived his last days.
It’s alleged the nursing home did not take proper measures to prevent the wound.
“There has to be some way to get justice for my Dad,” the daughter said in a statement issued by Oakley. “He deserved better than this. He died a painful, 13th-century death, while being looked after by a giant business entity that is making a ton of money.”
The home has been inspected by Ontario’s health and long-term care ministry 16 times since the beginning of 2014, mostly because of complaints or “critical incidents.”
The most recent review, last month, seems reminiscent of Jones’ case. It resulted in two “written notifications” of rule infractions, involving a resident who had allegedly not been repositioned every two hours as required because of sores.
Once Revera has filed a statement of defence, a judge must decide whether to “certify” the class-action lawsuit, allowing it to move ahead to settlement or trial.
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