Wednesday, May 3, 2017

---#MediaAttention------------#SocialMediaChangesEverything-------------Julie Ali AHS has a directive in place that deals with visitation. I haven't seen any families who have made any input into this visitation directive so it must appear from on high. Some information is here: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/.../if-pf-visit-fam... Continuing Care Visitation and Family Presence Directive Why has AHS implemented a Visitation and Family Presence Directive? The Minister of Health asked AHS to develop a standardized policy and procedure to guide visitation and family presence in all AHS owned or funded sites in Alberta. This policy is currently in development and is expected to be effective March 31, 2017. The directive will provide temporary guidance for AHS owned or funded continuing care facilities until the full policy is in effect. I don’t understand. What factors could influence a decision to limit family presence and visitation? Many factors are taken into consideration when determining limitations to family presence and visitation, including the following:  Wishes of the resident (or their alternate decision maker)  Health needs of the resident as determined by the care team  Privacy needs of the resident, or other residents  Illness or contagious disease at the site  Legal reasons (e.g. Court Order)  Family/visitor behaviour concern  Urgent need to protect the well-being, safety and security of any resident, staff, family or visitor Our goal is always to use the least restrictive approach to the safety and well-being of residents and staff I disagree with limitations to my visitation. What can I do? If you have a concern about a limitation that has not been resolved by speaking to a site manager you can ask the manager to contact AHS Patient Relations on your behalf, or you can contact them directly. Tel: 1-855-550-2555 Online: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/273.asp Mail: Patient Relations Officer and Executive Director, Patient Relations Mail Slot #57, 11111 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L4 The site manager and patient relations have not been able to resolve my concerns. What is my next course of action? AHS created a Visitor Management Appeal Panel that may be available to hear concerns that have not been resolved through site management or patient relations. The panel will include at least one non-AHS member to represent patient/family perspectives and will work with parties involved to come to an agreeable solution. You can initiate the panel process by contacting site management or connecting with Patient Relations directly. Who will make the final decision on visitation/family presence? The Visitor Management Appeal Panel makes recommendations to the AHS Chief Zone Operating Officer or if applicable, the Chief Executive Officer of the contracted service provider, who will make an informed decision after careful review. You will still have the right of external appeal if you have not been able to reach an agreement. *** Basically what all this means is that AHS has had some bad publicity about banning family from seeing loved ones in the continuing care system.Without consulting families who have been banned for the most part they have made decisions about the banning of folks and in my opinion there isn't much change from the situation from before. I mean before they got the directive from on high (from the Health Minister) they were sending folks to Patient relations which of course cannot do anything about the banning. Now they are simply adding a few more steps to the business which is an internal appeal process that again, isn't satisfactory. What I feel all the new steps do is simply tidy up loose ends. In the end, you remain banned. But it's done internally and no more media attention. Pretty neat. But in the end it does not solve the problem which is transparency, accountability and fairness. What is required is for there to be visitation rights for the residents as well as an independent appeal process in the Trespass to Premises law. This would require an amendment that the government is loath to do since this would mean public revelations of the bullying of the families and seniors like Ruth Adria who has been escorted out of facilities by security guards for no good reason other than folks are afraid of her work and courage. It's shameful. Just shameful. And we should all yap endlessly about this junk and vote out the NDP like we voted out the PCs for this retribution of innocent people. Like · Reply · 50 mins · Edited


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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...
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Colleen Gray Omg I'm so sorry this has happened to your family! This is horrible. Sharing it. I hope you get a good measure of justice for your Mom. This breaks my soul.

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Mom is still at hospital in emergency everyone . Had meeting today at hospital and hoping she can stay there until an answer comes back on the other care home to get her in . If not we will have to get her set up in a apartment . No media has contacted us yet. So let's keep sharing how this care home abused my mom
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Willie Rice Shared again Steve, hope something good happens for your Mom and your family very soon.

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Stephen Tucker Me to Willy thanks

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Denise Norman Heart breaking

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Willie Rice Very much.

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Sherry Decker So sad! Enough to break your heart into!!!

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Sasha Parsons Skinner Thinking about u Steve and your family what a sin hope everything works out for u

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Sasha Parsons Skinner I can't believe that some low life would do that to your mom hugs my friend

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Kimberly Fry Where is your mom steph?
Stephen Tucker In hospital
Stephen Tucker Grande prairie hospital

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Pansy Eveleigh Praying that everything works out for you guys.....

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Beverley Colson Praying hope everything works out for you and your family shared

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HaroldAudrey Sacrey I can't believe what I'm reading this is terrible how could someone do this to your mom. Thinking of you and your family. I hope everything works out for you.

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Rebecca Kay Rice This makes me so angry. Doing the likes of this to an innocent person. What hurts me the most is the fact that she can't tell you exactly what happened. Hope everything works out for you and your family!

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Barry Mclean I sent an email to Notley, and to Paula Edmonton Journal and also to Todd Loewen.

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Julie Ali Rachel Notley and Sarah Hoffman are failing to address the issue of retribution even though the Notley was yapping about this problem before she got to be premier: http://edmontonjournal.com/.../people-banned-from...

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Norma Miller No one deserves this done to them. How can someone be so cruel to an helpless lady. Life is so unfair...hugs to you and your family

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Dale Shea Sorry here that about your mom should be caught and poked away for the rest of their lives and not let out and throw away the key
Kay Regular Should name the home that did this to your mom, may God bless
Patsy Hynes What in the heck is wrong with Alberta / Edmonton / Grand Pairie and the care they have for chronic care people , this is ridiculous !!!
Julie Ali These problems have been going on for decades. Ruth Adria of the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society has been banned repeatedly for helping seniors. Folks are afraid of her because she is able to get media attention. ...See More

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Carl Osbourne the fuckn sonsa bitches getm stev

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Merdi Osbourne So sorry to hear this Steve Stephen Tucker..take care my friend..
Fiona Genge So sad 😭

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George Coles So sad to see what was done to ur Mom.Publish the name of the Care Home she was in so we can get it out there on facebook

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Maureen Simpson YOU have to contact the media. Call your newspaper or TV station or both. These days it seems it's the only way to get things done. Set up a family spokesperson who can deal with the media interviews on your behalf. It doesn't have to be a family member. A lawyer would be a good choice... along with a family member.

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Julie Ali Why has the Grande Prairie newspaper not reported on this local issue?
Maureen Simpson I don't know...I'm on Vancouver Island, so the story is obviously getting around...
Julie Ali Maureen Simpson #SocialMediaRocks!

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Wonnie Pride So sad to hear of such thing keep fighting for your mom Steven thoughts and prayers are with your family
Shyma Lee To stop innocent people get abused in the care home they should have camera in the room I do not know why this have to happen people have no heart at all
Marie Pinksen This is so sD ,,my heart breaks ,, this is so not call for , give out the home name ,,call the media, get on the ball with this issue , call the media now,,now .....
Leona Stuckless So sorry anyone hurting ur Mom so defensive what a sin keep posting hope u gets all the help u need Hugs
Anita Vincenzi I pray justice pervails the home needs to be shut down
Wendy Noseworthy What a sin, these pictures are aweful she must be in a lot of pain.. My heart breaks for u guys ..
Marg Rice Praying that all goes well for all of you Steve ...so sorry for all that your family is going through right now..Hugs.
Carol Gardiner 1 (888) 357-9339 this is the # for the advocate services they look into senior abuse in funded facilities.
Julie Ali The health advocates are pretty unproductive. They told our family when my sister was evicted and I was banned that there was nothing they could do for us. This is the truth. The government of Alberta has arranged the system with the Trespass to Premises legislation that allows banning to take place without any sort of appeal process. The PCs set this law up and the NDP continue with the law. Why? It's the way the system handles advocates who will not be silenced like Ruth Adria of the Elder Advocates of Alberta society. We pay for all these offices that are powerless to help us.
Carol Gardiner There is also your ombudsman, and your mp's office. The wheels turn slowly but if enough of us continue the fight things will change. We all need to fight on the same fronts in order to take advantage of the power of numbers. Don't feel defeated be persistent. Stephen let us know who your mp and ombudsman are so that we can write letters on your behalf. If enough do so they will have to look into it.
Julie Ali Carol Gardiner The ombudsman was consulted for Shauna McHarg's case and he agreed she was unfairly treated and you know what? Nothing was done. Poor Shauna went to the court to get the information about why she was banned and the court said that Covena...See More

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Mildred Gillingham hope it all goes well,she can take that any more.
Bonnie Jacobs What a sin, go after them and make them pay
Jess Burge Omg what a sin , i cant imagine that happening in the care home i work in ... breaks my ❤️....
Sandy Mcewen Its ashame that they live their lives to have this happen at a place where shud feel safe guess not one word Sue theur Asses
Sandy Mcewen Their i ment
Christine Rice McKay That's not good,sorry to hear that my love,some people are so evil,hope she gets well soon.
Margaret High It happnes more often then you think.
Deborah Hildebrand check wih your province to see if you have an ombudsman for persons in care. Thats who should deal with this for you
Julie Ali The entire system is under the boots of the government of Alberta. Shauna McHarg's case of banning ended with her mother dying this year. It is an unjust society we live in and the GOA is simply not doing its job with reference to oversight of folks in the continuing care system.

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Sharon Hobin That's why I took care of my mom at home 🏡 would not trust anyone else with her care make sure you get all the facts when putting her in a home . This will be one of the biggest decisions you will ever make .

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Julie Ali And make sure you are present at the facility regular. It's important to get the medical notes when there are problems. And yes, it's important to stay calm and document everything. It's the only way to get results.

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Charlotte Waldroff Have you tried out MLA
Chris Warkentin ? Maybe he will check into it . Just an idea
Sharon Parsons Heartbreaking

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Jannette Cortese This is so sad,get the bitch and put her away

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Christel Boissonnault My heart breaks for her and your family ,no one and I mean no one should ever be made to live in such away .I pray that you get the answers you need and good job for doing whatever no need to protect her and keep her safe.Keep fighting

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Carla Dacyk This is horrible. I cannot even imagine finding my loved one in this condition or anything similar. So sad.

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Barbara Nellis There is an "elder Abuse" agency thru the gov't. They provide a number for you to call-403-702-3250

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Julie Ali I would go to Friends of Medicare for help. Sandra Azocar is very effective. The folks at PIA (Public Interest Alberta) aren't productive now that the NDP are in power as they are mostly NDP supporters. They were useful when the PCs were in power.

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Jan Rollins Contact an Attorney ASAP, they will not charge you until they win the case

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Julie Ali Most lawyers will not help you. There will be no value placed on a person in a continuing care facility who is abused. Sometimes there is some money if the person dies but most of the time going to court is useless. The only reason to go to court is to defend yourself from retribution which is present in the system. Continuing care facilities send cease and desist letters and sue families to shut them up.

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Sherrill Robinson Ombudsmen!!!

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Julie Ali Useless.

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Julie Ali All useless. All part of government and serve the cover up system that is in place.

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Julie Ali Useless.

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Jan Rollins Start calling every number until you get some help

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Julie Ali Useless.

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Tanya Ducharme There is an elder abuse hotline in Alberta. I got IMMEDIATE response when I called with respect to the care my mom was receiving and it wasn't anywhere as horrible as what you are going through. Call them asap and I believe it's available 24/7

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Julie Ali If you are talking about the Protection for Persons in Care hotline, sure they take your information but what do they actually do? Not much. Its a whitewashing agency under the boots of Alberta Health.

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Jessica Noordhof What is the name of the facility this happened at?

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Debbie Thorne Where did this happen

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Patty Killins Why will u not move ur MOM into ur home an care for her.....!!!!

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Pauline Gallant So sad.

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Kimberley Spice http://www.ctvnews.ca/more/contact-ctv-newshttp://www.cbc.ca/news/gopublic Send in all of the information and photos you have, to the two addresses I gave you. Contact the media directly, it's your best bet.

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Julie Ali AHS has a directive in place that deals with visitation. I haven't seen any families who have made any input into this visitation directive so it must appear from on high. Some information is here: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/.../if-pf-visit-fam... Continuing Care
Visitation and Family Presence Directive Why has AHS implemented a Visitation and Family Presence Directive?
The Minister of Health asked AHS to develop a standardized policy and procedure to guide visitation and
family presence in all AHS owned or funded sites in Alberta. This policy is currently in development and is
expected to be effective March 31, 2017. The directive will provide temporary guidance for AHS owned or
funded continuing care facilities until the full policy is in effect.
I don’t understand. What factors could influence a decision to limit family presence and visitation?
Many factors are taken into consideration when determining limitations to family presence and visitation,
including the following:
 Wishes of the resident (or their alternate decision maker)
 Health needs of the resident as determined by the care team
 Privacy needs of the resident, or other residents
 Illness or contagious disease at the site
 Legal reasons (e.g. Court Order)
 Family/visitor behaviour concern
 Urgent need to protect the well-being, safety and security of any resident, staff, family or visitor
Our goal is always to use the least restrictive approach to the safety and well-being of residents and staff I disagree with limitations to my visitation. What can I do?
If you have a concern about a limitation that has not been resolved by speaking to a site manager you can
ask the manager to contact AHS Patient Relations on your behalf, or you can contact them directly.
Tel: 1-855-550-2555
Online: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/273.asp
Mail: Patient Relations Officer and Executive Director, Patient Relations
Mail Slot #57, 11111 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L4
The site manager and patient relations have not been able to resolve my concerns. What is my next
course of action?
AHS created a Visitor Management Appeal Panel that may be available to hear concerns that have not
been resolved through site management or patient relations. The panel will include at least one non-AHS
member to represent patient/family perspectives and will work with parties involved to come to an agreeable
solution. You can initiate the panel process by contacting site management or connecting with Patient
Relations directly.
Who will make the final decision on visitation/family presence?
The Visitor Management Appeal Panel makes recommendations to the AHS Chief Zone Operating Officer
or if applicable, the Chief Executive Officer of the contracted service provider, who will make an informed
decision after careful review. You will still have the right of external appeal if you have not been able to
reach an agreement. *** Basically what all this means is that AHS has had some bad publicity about banning family from seeing loved ones in the continuing care system.Without consulting families who have been banned for the most part they have made decisions about the banning of folks and in my opinion there isn't much change from the situation from before. I mean before they got the directive from on high (from the Health Minister) they were sending folks to Patient relations which of course cannot do anything about the banning. Now they are simply adding a few more steps to the business which is an internal appeal process that again, isn't satisfactory. What I feel all the new steps do is simply tidy up loose ends. In the end, you remain banned. But it's done internally and no more media attention. Pretty neat. But in the end it does not solve the problem which is transparency, accountability and fairness. What is required is for there to be visitation rights for the residents as well as an independent appeal process in the Trespass to Premises law. This would require an amendment that the government is loath to do since this would mean public revelations of the bullying of the families and seniors like Ruth Adria who has been escorted out of facilities by security guards for no good reason other than folks are afraid of her work and courage. It's shameful. Just shameful. And we should all yap endlessly about this junk and vote out the NDP like we voted out the PCs for this retribution of innocent people.

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Julie Ali http://www.inews880.com/.../elder-advocates-want-the-ndp... The Elder Advocates of Alberta say people are banned and residents have been evicted for bringing up problems.

Ruth Adria, chairman of the Elder Advocates of Alberta, s
ays the province has failed to respond to the continuing issue. She says family members concerned about their relatives care are being banned for simply asking questions and residents are being evicted for the same reason.She says this happens when someone speaks out against the facility about concerns.

“We are asking the NDP government to address this violation of rights,” remarks Adria.

Adria says the NDP has done nothing but ignore the issue since taking power.

“The minister is failing to meet with people, the MLAs are failing to meet with constituents to address this issue,” explains Adria. “This is a long-standing issue.”

Adria says the Trespassing on Premises act, which is the document cited when family is banned and residents are evicted, was already struck down by a provincial court judge…

“It permits banning any person without reason but you know, when you are in a facility visiting, and we’re visiting elderly people who we are a comfort for, and some big security guard or officer in a uniform appears, you’re not going to argue, you’re going to leave,” explains Adria.

Adria says the NDP is well aware of the issues.

“The government was aware of the issue long before they were elected,” claims Adria. “And they appeared sympathetic, even having press conferences, they appeared sympathetic.”

Adria says by not acting on this, the province is endorsing the banning, evections and threats. The group claims relevant FOIP records were shredded after the NDP came into power, rather than given to victims have been banned to prove their case. (twd)


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