Wednesday, June 14, 2017

--Our first concern is for the residents living in the Lacombe long-term care facility.”------Serious breaches that were found as a result of the investigation include: expired aseptic sterile supplies like catheters; soiled linen and garbage overflowing into hallways; slings being used communally without a clear, consistent cleaning process; medication left unsecured, unlabeled, unattended; lack of proper training in medication management and assistance (for those managing medication); lack of proper training in dementia care (for those assisting clients with dementia); and lack of proper training in risk management, fall prevention, CPR, palliative/end-of-life care, safe lifts, restraints, and bathing. “The findings of this investigation are incredibly concerning, and show that Albertans in the Lacombe area are not receiving the care they deserve, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said. “If it hadn’t been for the nursing students who were adamant about bringing their concerns forward, these unacceptable standards could have persisted.”



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Where is the follow up report on this case? We seem to have the reporting of the non-compliances and abuse in the continuing care system but no follow up to ensure that the government has taken action. Where is the evidence that the non-compliances were dealt with? Where is the evidence from previous audits that this was not a long term ongoing non-compliance issue? Or has this state of non-compliance been present for years as in the case of non-compliances with the accommodation audits and it was tolerated by the folks at AHS and Alberta Health?
If this is the case, that we only have action taken when media is involved why are we paying for auditing and compliance monitoring then? We simply could hire citizens to be the auditors of the system. These are vulnerable defenceless residents without rights -not even the right to visitation. When families complain there is retribution in some cases and was this the case at this facility? In the case of a Grande Prairie family we had the husband banned for a year. The Tucker family now have their mother at the Grande Prairie hospital.
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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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When will the GOA take action to ensure patient and resident rights or is this sort of situation of a power imbalance, no recourse to justice and acceptance of long term compliances acceptable for government? Well if this is the case, just tell the families so we can do the oversight. If government is not going to help families with the problems in the continuing care system I guess that it will be oversight by #MediaAttention and #SocialMediaChangesEverything

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The mealy mouthed day is just beginning to speak with a cloudy tone. I imagine that the clouds will lift their curls and we will have a sunny day but who knows? The drip drip of the eternal tap may still happen.
I will take younger boy to the parents' house to do the tomatoes. The multiplication of the tomatoes and their need for repotting necessitates forced grandson labour today. Younger boy is still asleep so hopefully he will get up and be indentured to the tomato planting before I go pick up Rebecca for her home visit today.
The slippery slope of cookie eating is continuing. I have got fresh cookies for younger boy who likes to avoid real food and contemplate cookies; I got him the raisin oatmeal ones. At one time I used to bake but our oven went kaput and the small toaster oven I got at a garage sale to replace the oven is not good for cookies or cakes. I can make a lasagna in it and a chicken roast but the baking isn't possible. Also it too now has a problem with the settings.
The merger of the Wildrose Party with the less than satisfactory PCs who have basically been on cruise control for the past few decades is disappointing and seems to be suffering some bumps -first in terms of the bizarre Lake of Fire incident #3 where neither Mr. Jean or Mr. Kenney have spoken out against the evidence of intolerance and plain ignorance in the party membership and secondly we have this article about the appointment of folks that seems to be rather odd but there you go.
The president of the Wildrose party, Jeff Callaway, told Postmedia this week that there is increasing concern within the party over provisions that would see the Wildrose and PC leaders appoint the members of the new party’s interim joint board, policy committee, nomination committee and leadership committee.
Those concerns could be enough to sink the deal in the July 22 ratification vote, which requires 75 per cent approval from Wildrose members at a special meeting, said Callaway, adding that the provisions give Jean a leg up in the leadership race that will be immediately underway if the UCP is approved.
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Most of the time I think of politics as a children's game without any sort of rules and the political parties have no compunction rewriting some of the rules (laws of the land) as they get to power. What's needed is for citizens to keep changing the political parties at every election so that we don't have the PC fiasco repeated ever again.
Troubling also that we are stuck with ineffective NDP folks in government for another two years with more waste of money for no deliverables that I can see. It's like we took the public bank away from the PCs who were into building Sky Palaces, blowing up hospitals and keeping environmental pollution details as well as private funding arrangements (the Tapcal Fund) secret to get a new group of bunglers who are going from one mess to another while we have no sort of continuing care strategy or dementia strategy. Why don't we have what is required in the care of seniors? I guess because seniors are on their way out and the government for all it's talk of caring doesn't care. It's that simple. The folks in government that we pay for and elect don't care about the work they do and we see the evidence in this matter with the over 800 dead kids in Alberta and the horrifying stories we see on Ruth Adria's website. Here is one of these horrifying stories:
Nurse’s letter triggered investigation DON THOMAS Journal Staff Writer Two Hills
Edmonton Journal. January 1, 1991
A Two Hills Hospital nurse gave Health Minister Nancy Betkowski numerous examples of patient-care problems almost two years before the hospital board was fired by ministerial order.
The charges levelled by Ruth Cowan sparked secret investigations by the health department and Health Care Facilities Committee (HFRC) and led to an overhaul of procedures in the hospital’s 60-bed longterm care unit.
Betkowski fired the wrong board, say Steve Serna, Shirley Kowalchuck and Don Schueler, newly-elected to the five-person board in October of 1989, just as the overhaul was being completed.
Cowan had charged that long-term staff repeatedly shoved a water hose down the throat of a patient who complained his bath water was too hot and ignored gangrene symptoms in a man who later lost his leg due to the infection. She charged that a nursing supervisor ignored cancer symptoms in a patient who was later diagnosed with rectal cancer and died. There were false or misleading entries on patient charts, failure to provide medications ordered by a doctor, inappropriate diets and little emphasis on recreation therapy, she said.
Cowan complained to Betkowski in a ninepage letter dated Feb. 14, 1989. She committed suicide March 31, 1989, after the hospital board discovered she had removed patient records to back up her complaints of patient abuse.
Her death came about five weeks after a private meeting with two Health Department officials at which she provided confidential patient records, says her husband, Marvin, now living in London, Ont. He said in an April 15, 1989, letter to Betkowski that his wife felt pressured after the board learned she had taken the records. Betkowski’s staff told her she was wrong to have taken them but that she should keep them to back up her complaints, he says.
After his wife’s death Betkowski ordered an HFRC investigation in April. Marvin Cowan gave his wife’s files, including confidential records, to chairman Molly Waring. But he heard nothing further other than Betkowski’s June letter saying that the board had developed an action plan, he says. “She said she’d keep in touch with us, we’d have an open line to her . . . but everything she did was under the cover and she told me nothing. She wouldn’t even answer my calls, she would give me to someone else,” he says. “There’s a lot more behind this and I feel we were unjustly dealt with.”
After the HFRC investigation the board hired an Edmonton nursing-care firm to overhaul long-term care procedures. Changes were being completed by Oct. 16, 1989 when a new board was elected. Fired member Shirley Kowalchuk says Betkowski tried to muzzle the new board with an Oct. 23 letter saying there had been good progress in improving long-term care and in finding better management staff. The letter warned the board “to avoid any precipitous actions” which would result in changing management staff or “interference with management responsibilities of the facility.” Giving the new board such a letter at their first meeting was an improper attempt to tie its hands, she says.
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This horrific event happened in 1991!
And nothing appears to be changed based on the evidence released by the Wildrose folks with reference to the Lacombe long term care facility that indicate that non-compliances were present in a wide range of service provision areas and best practices were not being followed. Heck even ordinary practices don't seem to have been followed. I have seen no signs of the formal report concerning this case to date.
Ridiculous how poorly the system is being supervised. This place has had four years of accommodation reports with non-compliances noted; why wasn't the facility brought up to speed with reference to these accommodation problems? And what of the other audits of this place? Were there other CCHSS and quality audits done and how long has this junk being going on with the full acceptance of AHS which is in charge of this place?
Leaked documents highlight serious concerns with level of care at Lacombe Hospital and care centre: Wildrose
Leaked documents show a system in flux at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre (LHCC) and bring to light serious concerns about the level of care provided at the facility, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.
The documents outline an investigation that was launched in April 2017 as a result of “serious concerns raised about care quality at the site” brought forward by Red Deer College practical nurse students who were completing their practicums at the facility.
Serious breaches that were found as a result of the investigation include:
expired aseptic sterile supplies like catheters;
soiled linen and garbage overflowing into hallways;
slings being used communally without a clear, consistent cleaning process;
medication left unsecured, unlabeled, unattended;
lack of proper training in medication management and assistance (for those managing medication);
lack of proper training in dementia care (for those assisting clients with dementia); and
lack of proper training in risk management, fall prevention, CPR, palliative/end-of-life care, safe lifts, restraints, and bathing.
“The findings of this investigation are incredibly concerning, and show that Albertans in the Lacombe area are not receiving the care they deserve, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said. “If it hadn’t been for the nursing students who were adamant about bringing their concerns forward, these unacceptable standards could have persisted.”
As the documents outline, a formal report is pending. Wildrose is calling on the NDP government to ensure that report is made public to ensure transparency and accountability.


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Sounds like folks in the WR party want to do in Mr. Jean. I imagine this is how it will end up--Mr. Jean will be battered by bad advice from party political folks and then the Kenney will be crowned leader. Only problem is I like Mr. Jean despite his lack of backbone on the homophobia issue. Mr. Jean should get a backbone and speak up for himself. Otherwise the political cuts by the thousands will continue and the Kenney will lead a party I won't vote for.
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Discord among Wildrose Party ranks grows as unity vote nears

Published on: June 13, 2017 | Last Updated: June 13, 2017 6:30 PM MDT
Wildrose leader Brian Jean.
Wildrose leader Brian Jean. DAVID BLOOM / POSTMEDIA NETWORK
Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said Tuesday the deal to join his party and the Progressive Conservatives into a new United Conservative Party can’t be changed, despite growing unrest within Wildrose ranks over details of the agreement.
The president of the Wildrose party, Jeff Callaway, told Postmedia this week that there is increasing concern within the party over provisions that would see the Wildrose and PC leaders appoint the members of the new party’s interim joint board, policy committee, nomination committee and leadership committee.
Those concerns could be enough to sink the deal in the July 22 ratification vote, which requires 75 per cent approval from Wildrose members at a special meeting, said Callaway, adding that the provisions give Jean a leg up in the leadership race that will be immediately underway if the UCP is approved.
But speaking to reporters Tuesday, Jean said those details were hammered out by the negotiating team from each party and that neither he nor Tory Leader Jason Kenney were at the table during the talks.
Wildrose Party president Jeff Callaway (file photo) LEAH HENNEL / CALGARY HERALD
He said he had wanted the board and committee positions to be elected, but each of the leaders are bound to honour the details of the deal.
“We need to follow through with those terms of the agreement. I understand that was part of the agreement in order to get an agreement,” Jean said after speaking at the Global Petroleum Show.
“I believe in unity and I hope that people don’t put obstacles in the place of unity.”

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But Callaway said Tuesday that the idea of appointing the board and committee positions came from Jean’s leadership team.
The party president said the wording of the agreement doesn’t need to be changed. Rather, Jean should simply commit to appointing board and committee members who are elected by the party’s executive committee, said Callaway.
“It’s becoming a bit of a germ that can fester and grow, and it’s important that it be dealt with quickly and immediately because it is the absolute primary objection to this deal,” he said.
“I support this deal. I want it to pass. We can address this simply and Brian can agree to it simply as well, and we’re off to the races.”
Other prominent Wildrose members are also chiming in on the issue.
The Strathmore-Brooks constituency association recently passed a resolution calling for the positions to be elected by the Wildrose executive committee, not appointed by the leader.
Derek Fildebrandt, the Wildrose MLA for the riding, tweeted that doing so “will help us get a ‘yes’ vote on July 22.”
Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes said in an interview that the current provisions are a significant stumbling block for a large number of Wildrose members, many of whom were already skeptical about the unity plan.
While he’s prepared to hold his nose and support the deal at this point, Barnes would have liked to have seen a longer period of grassroots consultation to develop the new party before immediately moving into a leadership race.
“The leaders are saying, ‘trust us, trust us to get this right’ . . . have these two earned the trust?’” said Barnes, who believes the level of opposition within Wildrose might be enough to kill the deal if the vote was held today.
Lee Eddy, president of Wildrose’s Innisfail-Sylvan Lake constituency association, said party members in his riding are evenly split on the deal — with the leader’s power over boards and committees the major problem.
He, too, wants Jean to commit to appointing board members elected by the party executive.
“I’d be voting no, but if Brian came out with that I would switch my vote to yes,” said Eddy.
While the Wildrose must have three-quarters support for the deal to go forward, the Tories require a simple majority vote by its members.
Blaise Boehmer, spokesman for Kenney, said in an email that while some Tories have sought clarification about the leaders’ appointment powers in the new deal, no concerns have been raised by PC members.
He said there are no plans to change the wording of the agreement but “Mr. Jean is welcome to delegate his authority to anyone he chooses, and that would not require an amendment.”
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Troubling problems at this facility that no one bothered to review until a bunch of nursing students were determined to raise the issue. Wonder why it took a group of young kids to do the oversight work we pay our GOA workers to do?
Why are we paying for folks to audit the system and not do the work of auditing?
Why are we paying for folks to ensure non-compliances are dealt with and family concerns are resolved when such non-compliances seem to have been tolerated? I mean we have accommodation non-compliances at this place tolerated for four years. Where is the evidence in terms of quality audits and CCHSS audits that the non-compliances raised by the Wildrose Party have not also been tolerated for years?


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May 09, 2017

Leaked documents highlight serious concerns with level of care at Lacombe Hospital and care centre: Wildrose

Leaked documents show a system in flux at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre (LHCC) and bring to light serious concerns about the level of care provided at the facility, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.
The documents outline an investigation that was launched in April 2017 as a result of “serious concerns raised about care quality at the site” brought forward by Red Deer College practical nurse students who were completing their practicums at the facility.

Serious breaches that were found as a result of the investigation include:
  • expired aseptic sterile supplies like catheters;
  • soiled linen and garbage overflowing into hallways;
  • slings being used communally without a clear, consistent cleaning process;
  • medication left unsecured, unlabeled, unattended;
  • lack of proper training in medication management and assistance (for those managing medication);
  • lack of proper training in dementia care (for those assisting clients with dementia); and
  • lack of proper training in risk management, fall prevention, CPR, palliative/end-of-life care, safe lifts, restraints, and bathing.
“The findings of this investigation are incredibly concerning, and show that Albertans in the Lacombe area are not receiving the care they deserve, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said. “If it hadn’t been for the nursing students who were adamant about bringing their concerns forward, these unacceptable standards could have persisted.”

As the documents outline, a formal report is pending. Wildrose is calling on the NDP government to ensure that report is made public to ensure transparency and accountability.

“There are serious failings at the LHCC that must be addressed in order for faith to be restored in our health care system,” Wildrose Lacombe – Ponoka MLA Ron Orr said. “Patients and their loved ones have seen inadequate levels of care that are simply unacceptable, and that must change. Wildrose will hold the NDP government to account to ensure that significant problems found in the initial investigation are fixed.”

Wildrose spoke to concerned residents in Lacombe about the findings of the initial investigation. Lois Cookson’s 89 year old stepfather was a patient at LHCC and said that “he was dying before our eyes in the Lacombe Hospital” with problems that included incorrect testing, filing of testing under the wrong patient’s name, and providing the wrong antibiotic.
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May 10, 2017 1:32 pm

Inspection uncovers unsanitary conditions, deficient staff training at central Alberta long-term care facility

By Caley RamsayOnline Journalist Global News
An Alberta Health Services sign in front of a Calgary hospital.
An Alberta Health Services sign in front of a Calgary hospital.
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An Alberta Health Services inspection has uncovered serious health and safety issues at a long-term care facility in Lacombe, Alta.
AHS said it has taken “significant action” to improve the conditions at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre after an internal review uncovered deficient staff training and unsanitary conditions at the health-care facility.

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The review and audit began in April 2017 after “serious concerns” about the quality of care at the Lacombe facility were raised by Red Deer College practical nurse students completing their practicums at the health-care centre.
The inspection found several issues, including food past its best before date, dirty products stored with sterile supplies and used razors left unattended and unsecured.
Several staff training issues were also discovered in the areas of wound care and management, infection prevention and control, restraint use and management, safe lifts and transfers, dementia care, and palliative and end-of-life care.
“Our first concern is for the residents living in the Lacombe long-term care facility,” said Brenda Huband, vice-president and chief health operations officer with AHS.
“We take these concerns very seriously and we responded quickly with our investigation and audits with support from Alberta Health.”
All 75 residents of the care centre were re-assessed by home-care nurses, according to AHS. Their families were also notified of the inspection.
The statement from AHS was released after the Wildrose party leaked the inspection documents on Tuesday.
Wildrose Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr said the “serious failings” must be addressed “in order for faith to be restored in our health-care system.”
“Patients and their loved ones have seen inadequate levels of care that are simply unacceptable, and that must change,” Orr said.
“Wildrose will hold the NDP government to account to ensure that significant problems found in the initial investigation are fixed.”
AHS said three staff members have been placed on leave following the inspection.
A plan has been put in place to bring the care level back up to where it should be. The facility has been thoroughly cleaned and education sessions will be introduced for all staff to ensure they understand the standards for continuing care, AHS said.
“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,” Huband said. “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.”
Further issues discovered at the facility included:
  • Antibiotic usage and infection rates were heavily prevalent
  • Care plans did not consistently reflect the findings of standardized assessments used to determine the client’s health care needs
  • Some charts were missing care plans
  • Post-fall assessments were not completes as per best practice
  • Dietary assessments were not implemented or documented on care plans
  • Vital signs monitoring was inconstantly completed
  • Wound care interventions were not implemented and/or not accurately documented
  • Things like toileting plans, wake-up and rest schedules, intake and output diaries were not being completed
  • Health-care providers did not have access and/or a clear understanding of the most up-to-date policies and procedures
  • Not all staff working with clients with dementia were trained in care of clients with dementia
  • Not all health-care providers received training in risk management, fall prevention, CPR, palliative and end-of-life care, restraint use and safe bath and shower water temperature methods
  • Documentation of immunizations to prevent the spread of infectious agents was inconsistently documented
  • Open dressing supplies were found in clean supply area
  • Safe storage of medication was not consistently implemented
  • Eye wash stations were expired
  • Medication was found to be unsecured
Julie Ali · 
Where is the follow up report on this case? We seem to have the reporting of the non-compliances and abuse in the continuing care system but no follow up to ensure that the government has taken action. Where is the evidence that the non-compliances were dealt with? Where is the evidence from previous audits that this was not a long term ongoing non-compliance issue? Or has this state of non-compliance been present for years as in the case of non-compliances with the accommodation audits and it was tolerated by the folks at AHS and Alberta Health?

If this is the case, that we only have action taken when media is involved why are we paying for auditing and compliance monitoring then? We simply could hire citizens to be the auditors of the system. These are vulnerable defenceless residents without rights -not even the right to visitation. When families complain there is retribution in some cases and was this the case at this facility? In the case of a Grande Prairie family we had the husband banned for a year. The Tucker family now have their mother at the Grande Prairie hospital.
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Stephen Tucker added 4 new photos — with Tammilee Rideout-Tucker.
April 27 ·
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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When will the GOA take action to ensure patient and resident rights or is this sort of situation of a power imbalance, no recourse to justice and acceptance of long term compliances acceptable for government? Well if this is the case, just tell the families so we can do the oversight. If government is not going to help families with the problems in the continuing care system I guess that it will be oversight by #MediaAttention and #SocialMediaChangesEverything
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Julie Ali · 
It seems curious to me that the non-compliances were tolerated for so many years. What is the point of the standards of care if no one is doing anything to audit, follow up and ensure that facilities are compliant? Is this a situation like the one present with big oil where we have best in the world regulations but no sort of real oversight or penalties by the energy regulator? Is it all about image and no sort of transparency or accountability? If this is the case why even bother to do any audits? We also only get the accommodation audits; the government of Alberta may provide the CCHSS audits on FOIP request but I still haven't got the Quality Reviews by AHS and Alberta Health that were done on a facility in 2014 that I requested. So in my opinion this situation is hopeless. We only get real oversight when the media is motivated to report; otherwise non-compliances are noted and nothing is done as in this case. Just look at the history of non-compliances with reference to the accommodation standards for this facility and you have to see that the government of Alberta isn't interested in the oversight of our most vulnerable citizens until it is embarrassed into doing it's job.

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Lindsay Foster
The same problems were present when the conservatives were in power and the same will be present when a new government takes over...
Michelle Hodgins Fleury
It's because AHS has been cutting resident care minutes at long term care facilities for years. The staffing levels are down right disgusting. The residents aren't treated as human beings, they are treated like animals.
I haven't worked long term care in Alberta since 2013. It was bad then and I have been told by my old co-workers that it has only gotten worse in the last 4 years. Staff aren't educated properly. Many with a conscience have chosen to work elsewhere because they can't stand to see what's been going on. They report it and nothing gets done. Staff don't have time to properly document at the end of their shifts so important things are being missed.
The whole system needs to be overhauled and the management making the decisions need to be reminded that they are caring for our most vulnerable that deserve to be respected and cared for in humane conditions. Not like they are on an assembly line.
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Stephanie Cavanagh · 
You nailed it!!
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Ruth Smith
maybe someone should check out just what our illustrious Health Boards are doing. If we were to dissolve them, then maybe the health care people could do their job effectively. Better still all of them should try a month or two working in the front line with the fine gig they have set it up. i am sure their offices are clean. Thanks for clearing this up Wildrose, with the leak.

Jessica P · 
The most vulnerable people, left in their own filth, unable to help themselves. What a heartbreaking situation. Maybe instead of the MLAs getting a pay raise, that money should go to caring for the elderly.
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Julie Ali · 
JoAnne Reynolds Golden Problems seem to be endemic. Families need to raise these issues with the facilities; when ignored they should go to the media. The citizens in care do not have a voice in our society. We -the families-need to give them a voice.
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Edmonton Journal. January 1, 1991
Nurse’s letter
triggered
investigation
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