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---#MediaAttention------#SocialMediaChangesEverything---#SHARESHARESHARE--Jody Stewart Our justice system shames me. I pray that they find there way back to one another. I'm sorry. Get a petition going. You will get there with all of us backing you. God bless. Like · Reply · 2 · April 28 at 10:34pm Marguerite Redshaw Marguerite Redshaw AHC and our Government gives all Care homes etc Amazing power to make their own choices as to what information is released ... Regardless if you are the legal Guardian because of the Privacy Act ... The facility has the choice as to what the Guardian is privileged to see ! Like · Reply · 1 · April 28 at 11:49pm La Boss La Boss For (their) own good, no doubt. ..covering their butts Like · Reply · 1 · April 29 at 5:10pm

and I worked
with Ruth Adria
to speak
for the families
I told the stories
of retribution
by the government of Alberta
that has constructed
the Trespass to Premises legislation
as the hammer
to be used
on the advocates

and I worked
with Ruth Adria
to say the truth
to the citizens
I told them about the banning
of families
and the lack of visitation rights
I spoke about the failures of government
and the waste of money
I wrote for years
and nothing changed
but like Ruth Adria    I kept going


and I worked
with Ruth Adria
of the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society
we speak for the most vulnerable citizens
who are ignored by the government of Alberta
   that government       that doesn't represent us
but certainly covers up its failures
and the non-compliances that it ignores
we don't stay silent
instead we face retribution
designed by the government of Alberta
to stay on the course we have set by ourselves


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    A VERY SAD DAY YESTERDAY!! Thanks to our justice system and to a care home in grande prairie Alberta . My dad was forced to go to court yesterday only to have him and my mom seperated once again due to my dad being my moms voice . The home banned my dad to be allowed on the property for a full year as we know it now. All my dad did was protect mom day in and day out of the non care she was missing at the home of missed food feedings catheter plugs for nine hrs and the list goes on and on with plenty of pictures and documents to back it up . All I want from this post is for it to go viral to stop the abuse in homes and to stop the banning of partners because they are there only voice in a lot of situations when the victim cannnot speak or move for herself. Please share this post and any help we can get to reunite my mom and dad would be apprieated . They don't deserve this as our justice system is so messed up .so the latest news at the hospital is that they will not hold her at the hospital and will be forced to take her to the care home that abuses her or to the apartment dad lives in !!how wrong is thise
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    Donna Marie Jessome Bless you all.

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    Valerie Murdick HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER

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    Wendie Krysak I wish you luck in your quest to help your Mom. Blessings on you 🙏💐🤗

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    Lady Di This is so sad , keep fighting them. They should be closed down. Good luck .

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    Kysha Lynn Rondeau Jami Payne Points West Grande Prairie

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     A VERY SAD DAY YESTERDAY!! Thanks to our justice system and to a care home in grande prairie Alberta . My dad was forced to go to court yesterday only to have him and my mom seperated once again due to my dad being my moms voice . The home banned my dad to be allowed on the property for a full year as we know it now. All my dad did was protect mom day in and day out of the non care she was missing at the home of missed food feedings catheter plugs for nine hrs and the list goes on and on with plenty of pictures and documents to back it up . All I want from this post is for it to go viral to stop the abuse in homes and to stop the banning of partners because they are there only voice in a lot of situations when the victim cannnot speak or move for herself. Please share this post and any help we can get to reunite my mom and dad would be apprieated . They don't deserve this as our justice system is so messed up .so the latest news at the hospital is that they will not hold her at the hospital and will be forced to take her to the care home that abuses her or to the apartment dad lives in !!how wrong is thisImage may contain: 2 people, eyeglasses and closeup
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Jody Stewart
 Our justice system shames me. I pray that they find there way back to one another. I'm sorry. Get a petition going. You will get there with all of us backing you. God bless.
Marguerite Redshaw AHC and our Government gives all Care homes etc Amazing power to make their own choices as to what information is released ... Regardless if you are the legal Guardian because of the Privacy Act ... The facility has the choice as to what the Guardian is privileged to see !
La Boss For (their) own good, no doubt. ..covering their butts

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 April 29 at 5:10pm

http://elderadvocates.ca/unprovoked-banning-of-visitor-at-caritas-hospitals/

Unprovoked banning of visitor at Caritas Hospitals

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We have sent the attached along so that you may understand how determined the system is to frighten, discourage and get rid of me.
I was sitting quietly with a dying man, Konstanty (Ken) Stankiewicz on the evening of the 24th of October (He died on the 26th). His 93 year old wife went home to sleep, she was exhausted. I was sitting in a chair beside the dying man, in a dimly lit room. Staff were kind to me and even gave me a heated blanket – though I did not have conversation with them or discuss the care øf the dying man.
At 2:00 AM I became aware of two large uniformed persons standing in the darkened doorway, who asked me to step into the hallway.
The male constable demanded my license. He then read me my rights, cautioned me, told me to call a lawyer if I wished and said anything I said could be used against me. I was frightened (AND VERY TIRED) and said I did not wish to cause a problem but that I had been there that day/afternoon and often before, The male constable, who was the only one who addressed me, said that I should stop saying that because he would have to give me additional tickets for that. He filled out the attached.
He informed me that there was a restraining Order against me signed by a judge in the Misericordia Security office. I have never been served any documents, Restraining Order in this regard or was aware of what he was claiming.
I had been removed from the Misericordia Hospital on February 19, 2004 – note “Case Study” in www.elderadvocates.ca .
They walked me past the nursing station, out of the nursing home, to my car. Once outside, the male constable thanked me a number of times that I had been cooperative.
Ruth Maria Adria
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 Blog | February 20, 2014
By Karen Kleiss, Edmonton Journal 
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
EDMONTON - Shauna McHarg hasn’t seen her father in nearly two years because she is banned from his floor at the continuing care home where he lives. She is only allowed to visit her mother there one hour each day. She missed their 50th wedding anniversary.
Hugette Hebert wanted to see her husband’s diaper change so she could assess his condition, but doctors said no. When she refused to leave the room she was banned for a day, and the security guard who escorted her from the building told her that if she continued to cause trouble she could be banned forever and might never see her husband again.James Tucker hid a video camera in his disabled wife’s room and alleges he captured abuse on tape. When he angrily expressed his concerns, he says he was banned from the facility for a month.
Albertans who believe they have been unjustly barred from visiting loved ones at care facilities can face years of appeals that end with a toothless recommendation from Alberta’s Ombudsman.Ultimately, only facility managers have the power to let them back in. “I just want to see my parents, and let my family heal from this horrible, horrible experience,” McHarg said. She believes she was banned because she complained about the treatment her mother received in Covenant Health’s Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre, but the facility won’t tell her precisely why.In a process that took nearly three years, she challenged the ban through Alberta Health Services Patient Relations right up to the provincial Ombudsman, who ruled she was not treated fairly.
She took her case to Alberta’s Information Commissioner, who also ruled in her favour and said Covenant Health should give her the documents that explain why she can’t see her father. Covenant appealed to the Court of Queen’s Bench, and McHarg will plead her case there Thursday. “No one in Covenant Health is accountable. … There is no transparency,” McHarg said. “It shouldn’t be a legal battle to know why these restrictions are imposed.”Covenant Health spokeswoman Charlene Morrison said she can’t comment on a case before the courts but generally, decisions are made in the best interests of patients. Concerns are addressed first by the care team, and escalate to patient relations and then to Clinical Ethics Services, a neutral third party inside Covenant Health.
Hugette Herbert’s late husband, Jack Rudichuk, also lived at a Covenant Health facility, Villa Caritas. A former university professor, Hebert never contested the one-day ban, but after that day she feared raising concerns with staff.“When you’re in that situation, many families are fearful that if they say too much, their loved ones…will suffer the consequences,” Hebert said.“I felt completely disempowered, abused, and afraid to do anything because I was afraid that I would be banned for longer, and that’s what the security guard said.  He said ‘If you don’t comply, you could be banned forever, and you’ll never see your husband again.’ Bill Moore-Kilgannon of Public Interest Alberta says the existing system is "absolutely unacceptable."
"The families have next to no power in these situations,” he said. “The formal channels that exist are so weak and cumbersome they just don’t know what to do.”The solution is to make Alberta’s new Senior’s Advocate independent and to establish family care councils in law, he said, giving them the authority to swiftly resolve disputes and complaints. A spokesman for Health Minister Fred Horne declined to comment. Alberta Health Services spokesman Kerry Williamson said “in most cases, visitors who are negatively affecting patient or client care can sign a behaviour agreement, which would then allow visits to proceed provided they adhere to that agreement.
“Our Patient Relations department is also available if family members or visitors have concerns. And, a concern can be raised with the Ombudsman. “We must also ensure that we protect our staff from abuse,” Williamson said. Ombudsman spokesman Paul Michna said that while recommendations are not binding, they are delivered to the highest levels of Alberta Health Services and are usually implemented. James Tucker has been banned twice from the Points West Living facility in Grande Prairie, where his wife lives with a degenerative disability. The facility won’t comment on his case, but general manager Ronda Hartegen said in a statement that “the only situations where we consider limiting access to our sites is when the safety or well-being of our employees or residents is in jeopardy.”
“Of the 650 residents Points West Living cares for daily, we only have one situation where a visitor has been restricted access.” Tucker, a miner and valve technician, said he was never a rabble-rouser until his wife went into care. When he was banned, he worried himself sick. “I have power of attorney for my wife, I am supposed to be there, I am her voice,” he said. Now he visits her every day, sometimes more than once. He fears raising his concerns with the facility, but continues nonetheless. “You feel like you’re some kind of criminal for trying to protect your wife,” he said. “But I have to do something; I have to help my wife.”
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