Monday, May 22, 2017

Angela Welburn, the operator of Integrity's Haven Equine Rescue Centre in Chester Basin, N.S., said she started her animal rescue partly because she once met a woman at a Halifax vet clinic who wanted to put down an elderly dog so her kids could get a puppy. "I take it personally, I get hurt by that. Would you do that to your mother and father?" she said.


#CatsAndDogsButWhatAboutHumanBeings?--While I am an animal lover I do happen to feel that the public gets uptight very fast over abuses of animals and ignores the problems of human beings in the continuing care system in Alberta. If folks care about cats and dogs--why not also about human beings?
I guess it's all too difficult to deal with and we don't want to deal with it until it happens to our own families. But if we did deal with it--if we got ourselves activated --maybe then the GOA would do its job?
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While I love animals I love human beings more. And so I wonder to myself why folks are all steamed up about premature termination or euthanasia of healthy animals and yet can't spare any time to get activated for seniors and handicapped folks who are at risk of being prematurely terminated by expedient decision making of doctors and bureaucrats in the system?


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/euthanized-pets-cats-dogs-veterinarians-animal-health-1.4126574


Angela Welburn, the operator of Integrity's Haven Equine Rescue Centre in Chester Basin, N.S., said she started her animal rescue partly because she once met a woman at a Halifax vet clinic who wanted to put down an elderly dog so her kids could get a puppy.
"I take it personally, I get hurt by that. Would you do that to your mother and father?" she said.

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It's important to remember that human beings count. They also --like animals may not be able to speak for themselves. We have the case of my handicapped sister. We have the case of the Tucker family where the mum cannot speak for herself.


Stephen Tucker added 4 new photos — with Tammilee Rideout-Tucker.
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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Julie Ali I hope you are making progress on this issue and that your family is OK.
Susan Tracey Thinking of your family. Is, there anyway you can get this on the news ie W5. Keep, posting it so this isn't ignored,anymore. It's,shameful.My, prayers 🙏🏻

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Julie Ali The Wildrose Party is holding the GOA accountable as in the case of the Lacombe long term care facility -have you gone to the Wildrose folks?http://www.lacombeglobe.com/.../serious-health-concerns...

Recently we learned about health concerns at the long…
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 And certainly we have seen the problems at the long term care at Lacombe. And  yet where is the media attention and follow up by the government of Alberta with reference to these human beings? Why didn't the health authority in the case of the Lacombe long term care facility do it's job when this facility is run by them and the accommodation reports indicate that there were problems for YEARS?

Or is this the case of only cats and dogs being important in our society while our most vulnerable, defenceless human beings are left to rot?


http://www.lacombeglobe.com/2017/05/20/serious-health-concerns-at-lacombe-long-term-car-facility-need-attention

Serious health concerns at Lacombe long term car facility need attention

Ron Orr is the MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka
By Ron Orr, MLA Lacombe-Ponoka
Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:47:38 MDT PM
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Recently we learned about health concerns at the long term care facility in the Lacombe Hospital.
The issues were brought to light by nursing students who were doing a practicum at the facility and were alarmed by what they saw.
On April 10, an investigation was launched by Alberta Health Services (AHS) into the quality of care at the facility.
I am very thankful that these students were not afraid to expose what appeared to be serious standards of care breaches at the facility that were putting patients at risk.
Some of the 80 breaches that were identified as a result of the AHS investigation include using non-sterile supplies, forgetting to secure and label medication and leaving sharps unattended in open areas.
The investigation also identified significant training issues such as a lack of proper procedures in dementia care, risk management, fall prevention, CPR, bathing, palliative and end-of-life care.
A whistleblower at AHS was shocked at the poor state of the facility, and I quickly moved to question the government on the state of central Alberta seniors care. Based on the information I was given, I can only assume that this situation arose due to a severe lack of quality audits at the facility by AHS officials.
The NDP government is content with the quality of these audits, but Wildrose is not. Patients and their loved ones in our community have seen inadequate levels of care that are simply unacceptable. Dignity in aging should be afforded to every human being.
Inequitable health care funding to central Alberta continues to cause issues in ridings like ours and could be connected to quality of care breakdowns in our facilities. It is up to us to advocate for just per-capita funding and the same quality of service the government delivers to other regions.
Wildrose will hold the NDP government to account to ensure that the significant problems found in the initial investigation are fixed. We are asking for the full investigative report being conducted by AHS to be released to the public, and we will continue to put pressure on the government for answers.
A happy, healthy environment for the 75 residents and staff of the long term care facility needs to be restored. I would like to affirm my commitment to supporting the front line workers at this facility, nurses who are doing their best in a difficult situation.
I would like to hear from the constituents of our riding on this matter to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Please feel free to reach out to my office and share your concerns.
I sense that the exposed health care conditions at this facility are not unique to our riding and could be occurring elsewhere in the province.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding this or any issue, please contact me at my office at 403-782-7725 or by email at Lacombe.ponoka@assembly.ab.ca or stop in at 101, 4892 – 46 St., Lacombe, Alta. T4L 2B4.  
Angela Welburn, the operator of Integrity's Haven Equine Rescue Centre in Chester Basin, N.S., said she started her animal rescue partly because she once met a woman at a Halifax vet clinic who wanted to put down an elderly dog so her kids could get a puppy.
"I take it personally, I get hurt by that. Would you do that to your mother and father?" she said.
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There are a ton of folks who get uptight about the premature termination of animals like their cats and dogs.
Where are these folks when the issue of premature termination of handicapped and elderly human beings comes up?
Where are these animal rights advocates when there is chatter of abuse and neglect of HUMAN BEINGS leading to fatalities of seniors in the continuing care system in Alberta?
I guess cats and dogs are more valuable to folks than handicapped people and seniors.
In Alberta my handicapped sister was given a "Do Not Resuscitate" Order for five years in the continuing care system by the doctors at the Grey Nuns Hospital. Throughout her medical records I read about the orders.
DNR.
Do not intubate.
No ICU.
Palliative case.
And yet when we protested they would keep on trucking. My sister was under a threat for five years and for what? It was more convenient for the system to dispose of her prematurely just like cats and dogs are disposed of and for the perceived cost savings of the system.
Without advocates the handicapped citizen and senior is at risk of premature termination or euthanasia. We have legislation governing death by doctor but where the premature termination business is concerned there is no regulation of any worth. Doctors can do what they want to do because the health authority sets this decision as a medical order. So what if it is a medical order? If it is wrong--it is wrong. This is a decision made by families and not the powers that be and yet although the Supreme Court of Canada has enshrined this termination business as a family matter, the doctors gang up and impose these decisions on families. Who has the money to go to court to save lives? Who will be the ones to stand up to the government and it's health authorities?

Animal advocates are calling for an end to the euthanization of healthy pets purely for their owners' convenience, a practice Canadian veterinarians acknowledge is an…
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