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All 75 residents of the care centre were re-assessed by home-care nurses, according to AHS. Their families were also notified of the inspection. The statement from AHS was released after the Wildrose party leaked the inspection documents on Tuesday.--------Jessica P · Edmonton, Alberta The most vulnerable people, left in their own filth, unable to help themselves. What a heartbreaking situation. Maybe instead of the MLAs getting a pay raise, that money should go to caring for the elderly.

Praise the people of Alberta who have spoken about retribution -without their stories we would not know of the complicit role of the government of Alberta in this retribution business.
For it is the government of Alberta that made the Trespass to Premises legislation under the good old boys and good old gals of the Tories.
And it is the government of Alberta that keeps the Trespass to Premises legislation without an independent appeal process so that the families can be subdued and silenced.
And it is the government of Alberta that tolerates the non-compliances of facilities over YEARS for the simple reason that they are all working together to ensure that the non-compliances are fixed -and eventually they will be fixed when the media hears of the problems that the government knows all about. But before media finds out what does the government of Alberta do to fix the non-compliances? I guess it mentors staff as it is now doing. And so what's the role of government? It's complicit in the persistence of non-compliance.
We need an independent auditing body that can audit and publish the audits including the CCHSS plus Quality audits so that the people of Alberta know the facts of the facilities where their families are kept. We need to know. And it is our right to know. Maybe government should represent us and not think so much of third party business interests or it's own poor image but simply provide us with the information? Just the temporary revelations of the accommodation reports aren't enough. We want all the audits as well as the critical care violations. If Ontario can do it why not Alberta?

and praise each of us who stand up for our families and praise our courage for speaking out despite trepidation and praise our heart...
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and praise each of us
who stand up for our families

and praise our courage
for speaking out despite trepidation


and praise our hearts
for breaking each moment abuse happens

and praise us for shaping the future
that is coming to Alberta without the help of government

and praise us for taking action
while the government spins the same stories we've heard before 

and praise us for taking retribution
of the banning and legal kind to ensure the facts are spoken

and praise the father for speaking 
for the mother as in the case of the Tucker family 

and praise the chidren
for speaking for their mother

and praise the people of Alberta
who stand with the family who is being banned 


and praise the families who join together
despite the agony of abuse       we will no longer be silenced




http://globalnews.ca/news/3441589/inspection-uncovers-unsanitary-conditions-deficient-staff-training-at-central-alberta-long-term-care-facility/

May 10, 2017 1:32 pm

Inspection uncovers unsanitary conditions, deficient staff training at central Alberta long-term care facility

By Caley RamsayOnline Journalist Global News
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An Alberta Health Services inspection has uncovered serious health and safety issues at a long-term care facility in Lacombe, Alta.
AHS said it has taken “significant action” to improve the conditions at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre after an internal review uncovered deficient staff training and unsanitary conditions at the health-care facility.

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The review and audit began in April 2017 after “serious concerns” about the quality of care at the Lacombe facility were raised by Red Deer College practical nurse students completing their practicums at the health-care centre.
The inspection found several issues, including food past its best before date, dirty products stored with sterile supplies and used razors left unattended and unsecured.
Several staff training issues were also discovered in the areas of wound care and management, infection prevention and control, restraint use and management, safe lifts and transfers, dementia care, and palliative and end-of-life care.
“Our first concern is for the residents living in the Lacombe long-term care facility,” said Brenda Huband, vice-president and chief health operations officer with AHS.
“We take these concerns very seriously and we responded quickly with our investigation and audits with support from Alberta Health.”
All 75 residents of the care centre were re-assessed by home-care nurses, according to AHS. Their families were also notified of the inspection.
The statement from AHS was released after the Wildrose party leaked the inspection documents on Tuesday.
Wildrose Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr said the “serious failings” must be addressed “in order for faith to be restored in our health-care system.”
“Patients and their loved ones have seen inadequate levels of care that are simply unacceptable, and that must change,” Orr said.
“Wildrose will hold the NDP government to account to ensure that significant problems found in the initial investigation are fixed.”
AHS said three staff members have been placed on leave following the inspection.
A plan has been put in place to bring the care level back up to where it should be. The facility has been thoroughly cleaned and education sessions will be introduced for all staff to ensure they understand the standards for continuing care, AHS said.
“It is best practice in continuing care to develop care plans with input from residents, their families if they choose, and a multi-disciplinary care team,” Huband said. “Our care planning process should respect that this is their home and should take into account their desires about the care they want and need.”
Further issues discovered at the facility included:
  • Antibiotic usage and infection rates were heavily prevalent
  • Care plans did not consistently reflect the findings of standardized assessments used to determine the client’s health care needs
  • Some charts were missing care plans
  • Post-fall assessments were not completes as per best practice
  • Dietary assessments were not implemented or documented on care plans
  • Vital signs monitoring was inconstantly completed
  • Wound care interventions were not implemented and/or not accurately documented
  • Things like toileting plans, wake-up and rest schedules, intake and output diaries were not being completed
  • Health-care providers did not have access and/or a clear understanding of the most up-to-date policies and procedures
  • Not all staff working with clients with dementia were trained in care of clients with dementia
  • Not all health-care providers received training in risk management, fall prevention, CPR, palliative and end-of-life care, restraint use and safe bath and shower water temperature methods
  • Documentation of immunizations to prevent the spread of infectious agents was inconsistently documented
  • Open dressing supplies were found in clean supply area
  • Safe storage of medication was not consistently implemented
  • Eye wash stations were expired
  • Medication was found to be unsecured


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Julie Ali · 

It seems curious to me that the non-compliances were tolerated for so many years. What is the point of the standards of care if no one is doing anything to audit, follow up and ensure that facilities are compliant? Is this a situation like the one present with big oil where we have best in the world regulations but no sort of real oversight or penalties by the energy regulator? Is it all about image and no sort of transparency or accountability? If this is the case why even bother to do any audits? We also only get the accommodation audits; the government of Alberta may provide the CCHSS audits on FOIP request but I still haven't got the Quality Reviews by AHS and Alberta Health that were done on a facility in 2014 that I requested. So in my opinion this situation is hopeless. We only get real oversight when the media is motivated to report; otherwise non-compliances are noted and nothing is done as in this case. Just look at the history of non-compliances with reference to the accommodation standards for this facility and you have to see that the government of Alberta isn't interested in the oversight of our most vulnerable citizens until it is embarrassed into doing it's job.

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Lindsay Foster
The same problems were present when the conservatives were in power and the same will be present when a new government takes over...
Michelle Hodgins Fleury
It's because AHS has been cutting resident care minutes at long term care facilities for years. The staffing levels are down right disgusting. The residents aren't treated as human beings, they are treated like animals.
I haven't worked long term care in Alberta since 2013. It was bad then and I have been told by my old co-workers that it has only gotten worse in the last 4 years. Staff aren't educated properly. Many with a conscience have chosen to work elsewhere because they can't stand to see what's been going on. They report it and nothing gets done. Staff don't have time to properly document at the end of their shifts so important things are being missed.
The whole system needs to be overhauled and the management making the decisions need to be reminded that they are caring for our most vulnerable that deserve to be respected and cared for in humane conditions. Not like they are on an assembly line.
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Stephanie Cavanagh · 

You nailed it!!
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Ruth Smith
maybe someone should check out just what our illustrious Health Boards are doing. If we were to dissolve them, then maybe the health care people could do their job effectively. Better still all of them should try a month or two working in the front line with the fine gig they have set it up. i am sure their offices are clean. Thanks for clearing this up Wildrose, with the leak.
Jessica P · 

The most vulnerable people, left in their own filth, unable to help themselves. What a heartbreaking situation. Maybe instead of the MLAs getting a pay raise, that money should go to caring for the elderly.
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JoAnne Reynolds Golden
and maybe someone shoud check out Ponoka Hospital 
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Julie Ali · 

JoAnne Reynolds Golden We've already heard of problems at Grande Prairie:
https://www.facebook.com/stephen.tucker.334

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PLEASE SHARE!!!! It breaks by heart to have my mom in a emergency room bed were at least dad can now visit her . A care home in grande prairie has abused my mom for the last time . We are now taking up space in an emergency room while awaiting for a doctor to help us find a spot . The care home today slammed the door in my face as I tried to talk to them. As I had to remove mom s belongings out of there so the abuse can't continue. Dad fought with them for years with documentation and pics plenty of proof to put them under . But everyone turns a blind eye to the abuse and call it un founded . The judge without any looking at foundings or proof just say your banned and any further cost comes to dad? How does a retirement man pay for lawyer fees. I want this banning my dad from the care home for a full year without visiting rights to go viral . He has legal guardianship to be her voice from a court but means nothing . How does the justice system work ? She cannot speak for herself . Please share the shit outta this . Media here I come



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The statement from AHS was released after the Wildrose party leaked the inspection documents on Tuesday.

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PLEASE SHARE!!!! It breaks by heart to have my mom in a emergency room bed were at least dad can now visit her . A care home in grande prairie has abused my mom for the last time . We are now taking up space in an emergency room while awaiting for a doctor to help us find a spot . The care home today slammed the door in my face as I tried to talk to them. As I had to remove mom s belongings out of there so the abuse can't continue. Dad fought with them for years with documentation and pics plenty of proof to put them under . But everyone turns a blind eye to the abuse and call it un founded . The judge without any looking at foundings or proof just say your banned and any further cost comes to dad? How does a retirement man pay for lawyer fees. I want this banning my dad from the care home for a full year without visiting rights to go viral . He has legal guardianship to be her voice from a court but means nothing . How does the justice system work ? She cannot speak for herself . Please share the shit outta this . Media here I come

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Marlene Rose Do not give up there are some wonderful care homes Rimbey Alberta has one of the best
Chantal Adams Not all nursing homes are like this and not all Nurses feel the same. You shouldn't stop all nursing homes based on a few bad apple ones. That like saying stop policing because a few police people are bad. It doesn't make sense. What they should do is create a court and safety check ups for these places. Randomized just like at restaurants. Cameras documented proof should be allowed. Each nurse responsible for her own actions. No more tucking it under the rug...that ain't working. I am afraid for my own grandmother to go into some of these homes she has alziemers and I am terrified of who she will be subjected to. No one should have to worry about the type of care they are putting their loved ones into. No matter where. This saddens me that some nurses lose respect to the ones that give them the jobs. Never forget Why you are there or that They count on You to use your humanity. At All Times.

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Julie Ali I agree with you that not all facilities are non-compliant with the standards of care but it should be clear by now that the folks at Alberta Health and AHS aren't exactly good at the detection and follow up of these problems. Why are student nurses having to do the audits for government and the health authorities? We have just had the case of many non-compliances found at the Lacombe long term care. How was it that this situation lasted for YEARS? http://standardsandlicensing.alberta.ca/search.html... If you then go here: http://standardsandlicensing.alberta.ca/detail_page.html... LACOMBE HOSPITAL AND CARE CENTRE
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Cynthia Sisson Deplorable my heart just breaks I am so sorry for the brutality of some people 
So wrong just so wrong

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2015/09/24 Non-CompliantCompliant
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2015/05/06 Non-CompliantCompliant
2014/09/23 Non-CompliantCompliant
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