Tuesday, May 16, 2017

just who is the government of Alberta fooling now?---------Brenda Huband, vice-president and chief health operations Officer for AHS Central zone, says actions have been taken to address the concerns. “We take these concerns very seriously and we responded quickly with our investigation and audits with support from Alberta Health,” she said. AHS says its review, which concluded last week, highlights the need to shift to a more resident and family-focused care model. “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,” says Huband. “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.”----

http://standardsandlicensing.alberta.ca/detail_page.html?ID=1128

LACOMBE HOSPITAL AND CARE CENTRE

Accommodation Details

For access to this accommodation, individuals must be assessed and placed by Alberta Health Services. For more information please call Health Link Alberta Toll Free at 1-866-408-5465 or visit http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/.
Units:75
Accommodation Type:Long Term Care Accommodation
Operator:ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES
Government Funding:Health

Contact Information

Accommodation:LACOMBE HOSPITAL AND CARE CENTRE
Address:5430 47 AvenueLACOMBE, AlbertaT4L 1G8
Phone:(403) 786-4944 
Fax:N/A
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Last Visit Date:April 30, 2017
Last Visit Type:Follow-Up Visit
Original Issue Date:July 28, 2009
Certificate Issue Date:September 23, 2016
Certificate Expiry Date:July 31, 2017
Certificate Type:Full

Inspection Reports


Inspectors regularly visit supportive living and long-term care accommodations to provide information on the accommodation standards, monitor to standards, make recommendations for licensing and investigate complaints. Below is more detailed information about the accommodation's compliance information.
Please see the list of site visits below for specific information related to visits since April 1, 2013.

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Visit DateVisit TypeVisit ResultsCurrent Status
2017/04/30 Non-CompliantNon-Compliant
2017/04/24 Non-CompliantNon-Compliant
2016/09/23 CompliantCompliant
2016/07/12 Non-CompliantCompliant
2015/10/23 CompliantCompliant
2015/09/24 Non-CompliantCompliant
2015/07/15 Non-CompliantCompliant
2015/05/06 Non-CompliantCompliant
2014/09/23 Non-CompliantCompliant
2014/08/14 Non-CompliantCompliant
2014/07/10 Non-CompliantCompliant
2013/08/28 Non-CompliantCompliant
2013/07/24 Non-CompliantCompliant

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Julie Ali
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If these non-compliances were ongoing for four years why then are the folks at AB Health and AHS putting folks on administrative leave now? The record of non-compliances is on the GOA website and the operator of this place is AHS itself. So I guess the health authority policing itself isn't working so well is it?
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For access to this accommodation, individuals must be assessed and placed by Alberta Health Services. For more information please call Health Link Alberta Toll Free at 1-866-408-5465 or visit http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/.
Units: 75
Accommodation Type: Long Term Care Accommodation
Operator: ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES
Government Funding: Health


The Wildrose party said the students' concerns included expired catheters, soiled sheets and overflowing garbage, improper sharing of medication, lack of proper…
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AHS puts three staff members on leave following probe into long-term care facility

The Wildrose party said the students' concerns included expired catheters, soiled sheets and overflowing garbage, improper sharing of medication, lack of proper medication training and management and lack of dementia care training.
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The Wildrose party said the students' concerns included expired catheters, soiled sheets and overflowing garbage, improper sharing of medication, lack of proper medication training and management and lack of dementia care training.
LACOMBE, Alta. — Three staff members have been placed on leave following an Alberta Health Services investigation into the quality of long-term care provided at a hospital in central Alberta.
AHS said in a statement released late Tuesday that the investigation at the Lacombe Hospital and Health Centre was launched after concerns were raised in March by Red Deer College nursing students completing their practicum at the facility.
The Wildrose party said the students' concerns included expired catheters, soiled sheets and overflowing garbage, improper sharing of medication, lack of proper medication training and management and lack of dementia care training.
AHS says it has placed three staff on leave and is also doing thorough health assessments of all 75 residents in long-term care at the facility, as well thoroughly cleaning the site, including all resident care areas, medication rooms, medication carts and tub rooms.
It is also doing physiotherapy and fall risk assessments on all residents and holding education sessions for all staff "to ensure they understand health service and accommodation standards for continuing care."
Brenda Huband, vice-president and chief health operations Officer for AHS Central zone, says actions have been taken to address the concerns.
“We take these concerns very seriously and we responded quickly with our investigation and audits with support from Alberta Health,” she said.
AHS says its review, which concluded last week, highlights the need to shift to a more resident and family-focused care model.
“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,” says Huband.
“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.”
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I put up one story
and then ask you to reflect

what if this family
was your family?

what if you had no one to turn to
other than the citizens of Alberta?


what if the government fails us
over and over again by their own data?

what if the truth is 
that the abuses are tolerated?


what is the solution to this situation?
do we stay silent and say that it can't be solved?

this was said about discrimination against black people
and now who are the ones who are stoned?

it's our families    and why would we tolerate
this discrimination?  what about their human rights?


take off the blinders and see right
we're not staying silent because love is more powerful than the fear


we're speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves
and we understand that the government is complicit in this set up

we understand that no one speaks for them
it's up to us to speak for those who have no one to help them

government has no shame in their advertisements 
so long as they keep their own jobs      they will spin the stories 

they will tell us that they are grateful for the alerts
to the failures that they already know about for years 


just who is the government of Alberta fooling now?
"Reportable Incidents are to be submitted to Alberta Health within two business days"

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http://www.health.alberta.ca/documents/CC-Reportable-Incidents-Decision-Process.pdf

Alberta Health Compliance and Monitoring - Reportable Incident Decision Process February 2017 © 2016–2017 Government of Alberta Page 1 Reportable Incident Decision Process Standard 18(4) of the Supportive Living Accommodation Standards and Long-Term Care Accommodation Standards states: “Any incident within the supportive living or long-term care accommodation or its grounds in which the safety or security of a resident is breached must be documented and reported to the director along with the actions taken to address the incident or remedy the breach, as the case may be.” Standard 19.4 of the Continuing Care Health Service Standards states: “Reportable incidents must be reported in accordance with the process and guidelines set out by Alberta Health.” Below are documents to help determine if an incident is reportable Health Funded Operators and Home Care Providers: If the accommodation or services receives funding from Alberta Health Services: • Reportable Incidents are to be submitted to Alberta Health within two business days by the operator/contracted service provider. Using the “submit” feature on the form allows you to send information to asal@gov.ab.ca and reportable.incidents@albertahealthservices.ca simultaneously. Please ensure that additional notifications are completed as per existing zone processes. • Identifiable resident health and personal information is not to be included on the form. If this form is being requested for disclosure to a third party, please contact Continuing Care Standards and Licensing at asal@gov.ab.ca. • If you have reason to believe that this incident meets the definition of abuse under the Protection for Persons in Care Act please call 1-888-357-9339 to report. • There is a reportable incident form for your use, which can be found at: http://www.health.alberta.ca/services/continuing-care-forms.html. Please select ‘Health Funded’ after opening the form to display all of the available fields. Notes for Home Care: • Home care providers are only responsible for reporting incidents that have occurred as a result of the services that they are offering. • When providing services in a supportive living accommodation, the operator of the accommodation is responsible for reporting incidents regarding the accommodation itself or as a result of the services provided by their employees. Non-Health Funded Operators: • Reportable Incidents are to be submitted to Alberta Health within two business days by the operator/contracted service provider. Using the “submit” feature on the form will allow you to send information to asal@gov.ab.ca. • Identifiable resident health and personal information is not to be included on the form. If this form is being requested for disclosure to a third party, please contact Continuing Care Standards and Licensing at asal@gov.ab.ca. • If you have reason to believe that this incident meets the definition of abuse under the Protection for Persons in Care Act please call 1-888-357-9339 to report. • There is a reportable incident form for your use, which can be found at: http://www.health.alberta.ca/services/continuing-care-forms.html. Please select ‘Non-Health Funded’ after opening the form to display all of the available fields. Alberta Health Compliance and Monitoring – Reportable Incident Decision Process February 2017 © 2016–2017 Government of Alberta Page 2 Alberta Health Compliance and Monitoring – Reportable Incident Decision Process February 2017 © 2016–2017 Government of Alberta Page 3 Health funded reportable incident examples Resident Death or Serious Harm Resident/Client Unaccounted for Unplanned Activation of Contingency Plan Extensive Damage to the Accommodation Examples of reportable incidents may include, but is not limited to: Error or Omissions o Falls* (witnessed & unwitnessed) o Medication Errors (unsecured medications being ingested, missed medications, wrong client/dosage/medication/route/time) o Risk agreement or care plan not adhered to o Choking o Burns, scalding o Ingestion of chemicals/toxins o Sharps injury o Unexpected death Resident absence o Unexplained resident absence o Abnormal extended absence of a resident o Elopement Loss of utilities o Power o Gas o Water o Telephone Service Services affected o Flood (water main break, sprinkler system failure) o Damage to section of building Breakdown of Essential Equipment o Loss of heating equipment o Loss of service equipment o Loss of elevator Assault or Aggression o Self-harm o Aggressive behaviour to others o Sexual Assault o Attempted suicide Equipment or technology failure o Failure of door alarms, roam alerts, or wanderguard Staff Disruption o Strike o Site isolation o Shortage Relocation o Flood o Fire o Gas leak o Overall building Evacuation damage o Full/Partial Accommodation, Grounds, Equipment in disrepair/unsafe o Equipment malfunction o Operator error (in use of equipment) o Ice or snow that has not been removed o Injury due to disrepair o Tripping hazards Error or omission of personnel o Failure of daily accounting systems o Failure of site security Severe Weather o Tornado o Summer or winter storms o Excessive Heat Unsafe conditions o Roof leak/collapse o Damage to section of building *Fall: unintentionally coming to rest on the ground, floor or other lower level (definition as per Alberta Health Services policy) Alberta Health Compliance and Monitoring – Reportable Incident Decision Process February 2017 © 2016–2017 Government of Alberta Page 4 Alberta Health Compliance and Monitoring – Reportable Incident Decision Process February 2017 © 2016–2017 Government of Alberta Page 5 Non-health funded reportable incident examples Resident Death or Serious Harm Resident/Client Unaccounted for Unplanned Activation of Contingency Plan Extensive Damage to the Accommodation Examples of reportable incidents may include, but is not limited to: Error or Omissions o Medication Error o Burns, scalding o Ingestion of chemicals/toxins Resident absence o Unexplained resident absence o Abnormal extended absence of a resident o Elopement Loss of utilities o Power o Gas o Water o Telephone Service Services affected o Flood (water main break, sprinkler system failure) o Damage to section of building Breakdown of Essential Equipment o Loss of heating equipment o Loss of service equipment o Loss of elevator Accommodation, Grounds, Equipment in disrepair or unsafe o Ice or snow that has not been removed o Injury due to disrepair of accommodation or equipment o Tripping hazards Equipment or technology failure o Failure of door alarms, roam alerts, or wanderguard Staff Disruption o Strike o Site isolation o Shortage Relocation o Flood o Fire o Gas leak o Overall building damage Evacuation o Full/Partial Error or omission of personnel o Failure of daily accounting systems o Failure of site security Severe Weather o Tornado o Summer or winter storms o Excessive Heat Unsafe conditions o Roof leak/collapse o Damage to section of building





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Date: Tue, May 16, 2017 at 11:22 AM
Subject: 
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Please share this with as many people as possible. These are desperate times in Long-Term Care Homes and something has to be done to shame this government, even if that is a remote possibility, into remedial action.

Read this people. Much of this is happening right here in Alberta and our government is totally ignoring the situation. To this government vulnerable, voiceless residents are a disposable, discardable liability. Go to: carp.ca/FixLongTermCare to sign CARP's petition for increased funding and improved oversight of long-term care homes.


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