I took dad to the bank this morning and also to the insurance company, London Drugs and Alberta Motor Association. We had to go back home to pick up his ID since he needed his passport and utility bill to get the payment done. Then we went back to the Alberta Motor Association.
Mum came home with me and I had a nap. I needed a nap after running the errands. Mum has has a pancake and half a scone. She wants to go home soon but I have to write a bit before we go to their place.
I was thinking of going to the mountains this weekend but I am going to go next weekend. The long weekend is usually crammed with tourists and it is painful.
Right now the snuggly clouds on the bed of blue sky are all collapsing down. The sun has shown her shiny limbs. I have a lot of investigations to do but I am still sluggish. The Lacombe long term care facility problems as well as the Cold Lake Points West Living case are two interesting investigations that I have been working on intermittently.
What is surprising about the Lacombe long term care case is that the facility was using restraints in what appears to be an unregulated fashion:
Recent findings of absent or improper monitoring in the use of restraints at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre have prompted calls for greater oversight into how and why restraints are used in seniors facilities across Alberta.
A review of the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre found that "multiple clients" were being physically restrained with no indication the practice had been ordered by a physician.
The review was conducted only after nursing students from Red Deer College raised concerns in March during a practicum at the facility.
Leaked documents with details of the review were made public by the opposition last week, when Wildrose Leader Brian Jean told the legislature conditions in the facility were "appalling."