Sunday, June 4, 2017

Henry Wakoluk The more I learn about issues at PWL, I realize these concerns are not isolated, as can be seen in Lacombe.-------Julie Ali They are not isolated but these issues are kept from us. We only get the accommodation reports which are only kept on the website for a period of time. There are no CCHSS audits on a public website. Why not? Guess the GOA doesn't want the non-compliances visible to the public as in they are in Ontario. What does this mean for citizens? We're the auditing team folks.--




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Only speak folks and join together! We are many and we can do the work of change all by ourselves in the continuing care system in Alberta.
How do we do this? We get #MediaAttention and we go the social media route. #SocialMediaChangesEverything.
We go in person to each and every NDP MLA constituency and talk about the problems and non-compliances in the continuing care system in Alberta.
We don't back down.
We take the retribution of bannings, evictions, lawsuits and mass job terminations.
What we don't take is the retribution stopping us from speaking.
As Velvet Martin has told us with reference to the failures in the child welfare system --No More Silence.
We're the people of Alberta.
If not now, in the next election we're able to change everything.
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Henry Wakoluk
If there was ever a time to stand up with our Sisters and Brothers in Cold Lake Alberta, the time is now! What can you do to show your solidarity? ✊️PWL Points West Living.

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Dorinda Ainscough Someone needs to mobilize the town & residents families, look how much support Michener received from Red Deer, no way the "P"C's could shut it down once everyone stood up.
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Henry Wakoluk Believe they already have Community support, the difference between Michener and PWL, one is public the other private. Unfortunately, we are experiencing more private operators/owners in private healthcare facilities. We need to force the Government to more Public long term care facilities, owned and operated.
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Dorinda Ainscough I see, that is a major difference.
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Wendy Rudiger There is NO place for Private for profit in our Healthcare or in looking after our Seniors!!

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Dorinda Ainscough Wendy Rudiger no argument here; seniors, addiction, hospitals I totally agree.

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Julie Ali Wendy Rudiger It is not only the private businesses that have problems with taking care of our seniors; we have the Lacombe long term care with tolerated non-compliances in their accommodation reports over 4 years and multiple infractions with reference to the CCHSS audit. It's clear that there needs to be better funding models, more training of staff, established staff:resident numbers that enable staff to provide quality care and increased oversight leading to penalties for businesses and public facilities that do not meet the standards of care mandated by the province itself. If a facility run by AHS can't meet the standards set by the GOA -why would we expect private businesses to either? http://www.wildrosecaucus.ca/.../2017/05/Doc1RDCTD-2.pdf

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Henry Wakoluk 👍 ty for sharing.

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Henry Wakoluk Are NDP MLAs' being directed to stay away from the PWL picket line?
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Henry Wakoluk Hope our Labour Board complaint sticks!
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Henry Wakoluk Maybe we need to start mobilizing the Cold Lake Community more, door to door, like Sundre? Engage the Health Minister, Sarah Hoffman through her constituents in her riding of Glenora? This type of action saved 15 public long term care beds in Sundre hospital.

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Henry Wakoluk Thank you Julie Ali, for your input/suggestions on more direct community action in Cold Lake and engaging the Health Minister Sarah Hoffman through her constituency.

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Henry Wakoluk We have always had to apply pressure on the Government, in order to get action. Cold Lake will be no different.

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Julie Ali Troubling though that the NDP folks who knew all about these problems before we hired them suddenly become less productive when they are in power.

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Julie Ali I could blog about this case as I am doing on my blog. I am writing an ongoing series on this case as it represents -in my opinion-retribution. Families and advocates for seniors like Ruth Adria of the Elder Advocates of Alberta society have faced retribution for bringing up care concerns publicly. The problem for public chatter for the continuing care industry is that the problems of underfunding, poor staff:resident ratios and undertraining of staff by the businesses are revealed. When this happens, the public tends to ask questions of the GOA and hold our MLAs accountable for non-compliances to the province's own standards of care. We have seen a recent case of multiple non-compliances at a facility that is run by AHS in Lacombe where there were also four years of accommodation problems. Now we have Cold Lake terminations where workers were public in their dissent and are mass fired. Retribution for public discourse is anti-democratic and should not be tolerated by citizens. I encourage AUPE to ask for anti-SLAPP and anti-termination regulations in Alberta as well as an amendment to the Trespass to Premises legislation so that families who face banning as retribution can appeal independently of AHS and Alberta Health. Retribution in the form of a mass firing should be seen for what it is which is an attempt to subvert the contract between employer and employees. If this is the sort of behaviour that is accepted by this business why are public dollars going to this business? Here is post # 2 of my ongoing series on this case: http://readingchildrensbooks.blogspot.ca/.../cold-lake...

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Henry Wakoluk The more I learn about issues at PWL, I realize these concerns are not isolated, as can be seen in Lacombe.

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Julie Ali They are not isolated but these issues are kept from us. We only get the accommodation reports which are only kept on the website for a period of time. There are no CCHSS audits on a public website. Why not? Guess the GOA doesn't want the non-compliances visible to the public as in they are in Ontario. What does this mean for citizens? We're the auditing team folks. But be careful about complaints and be sure to document every step of the way. Even this won't avoid retribution. I'm being sued by the Good Samaritan Society for writing about my handicapped sister's care on my blog. When I go to court I will have the opportunity to put on the public record the CCHSS audit that is now not public for the facility. I will ask for the Quality audits done by Alberta Health and AHS in 2014 that were not disclosed to me. I will ask for the independent consultant report commissioned by the Good Samaritan Society that was not disclosed to us despite telling us that they would provide this report to the family. It is time that both families and employees speak out about the non-compliances at facility that are directly due to the failures of the GOA to adequately fund and ensure proper staffing levels at these facilities with legislation. In the absence of GOA doing the right thing, citizens and employees must do the right thing despite retribution such as banning, evictions, lawsuits, and termination of job as the Cold Lake workers are experiencing. The silence must and will end.

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Julie Ali Currently in Grande Prairie at another Points West Facility there a family has faced banning for speaking about care issues for a family member. The family took the mother out of the facility and she is now in the hospital waiting placement. Where is the media with reference to this case? https://www.facebook.com/stephen.tucker.334 Stephen Tucker shared his post — with Tammilee Rideout-Tucker.
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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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