Thursday, July 6, 2017

Alberta's NDP June 16 at 3:56pm · Seniors have spent their lives taking care of us. Now its our turn to take care of them.-------------Max Reilly If you don't like what is available out there for your seniors. Then bring them into your home and look after them there, that way you have 100% control of how they are treated and cared for. Like · Reply · 1 · July 3 at 10:21pm Julie Ali Julie Ali You can't always look after family members at home. We're taking care of my parents at home but I can't take care of the complex care needs of my handicapped sister. You have no idea of the amount of care required by a person with disabilities and if you did perhaps you'd not judge.-----

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Seniors have spent their lives taking care of us. Now its our turn to take care of them.
Seniors deserve dignity. That's why Alberta's NDP is investing in community health care.
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Maureen Reid Please hire more staff and ensure they get bathed/showered or washed twice a week. Villa Caritas only showers once a week with its Dementia patients. Their personal daily care is lacking. Wax build up in ears, boogers choking off their breathing, unshaven and hands and face never washed. So distressing and appalling.
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July 1 at 11:54pm
Marie Frances McLeod Our choir group found that our audience at villa caritas were really receptive. Was very disappointed to be told by recreation coordinator that our choir was too large and couldn't be accommodated.
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July 2 at 10:10am
Betty Ann Laporte Have to pay $25 if you want a second bath a week at Shepherds Care. This is a disgrace.
Maureen Reid Betty Ann Laporte Like to see staff and doctors go for a week with only a shower. Besides which, all patients are supposed to be bathed, showered or washed down if infirm twice a week. I would start to holler.
Julie Ali Marie Frances McLeod How odd. You would expect that they would be delighted to welcome you all.
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Sylvia Kennedy Approving a DESPERATELY needed lodge in High Level so our seniors don't have to leave their communities, would be a good start🤔🙏🙏
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June 19 at 9:29pm
Julie Ali Don't count on the Hoffman saying yes to this unless you can get a whole pile of mummies writing on her Facebook page as per the midwives who got money for mummies.
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Alexandria Kennedy I hope you get one not only for the seniors being closer to their families. The people who work in the homes are usually from that town and have already known the people they're taking care of for years before. The staff know what these people like and have been through making it better and easier for them to take care of the seniors.
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July 4 at 11:24am
Bonnie Fay Gravel Yes there is lots of work to be done for seniors that's for sure. It's sad how they get treated after all the work and taxes they've put towards our economy and now they are just forgotten about.
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June 29 at 9:26am
Maureen Reid There will be meetings and discussions and nothing changes. Not enough trained staff. Too many with only 6 week courses and can't handle simple medical needs. A good place to start is with David Sheard and the Butterfly Project. Music, tv, colours are important. Make these facilities homey. Seniors need to pick up, touch or dressup or hold stuffies. All of that is not available for many seniors. No stimulation. Few workers talking to them but talk down to them. I hope I am gone before I have to be institutionalized.
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July 2 at 12:12amEdited
Julie Ali I agree with you. There is no time for humane care and the workers aren't able to provide the care that is required because of this. In addition there is a need for better training of staff. It's doubtful to me that we will get any of these wishes. The system is bent on cheapening out.
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Karoline Kiddine I agree we need to assist seniors, but I hope the approach is done with respect for individual autonomy and also recognizing the social capacity of healthy aging seniors. This is not a simple, one stop shop approach. Help yes, but marginalize and hand everyone a needs cape, no. This is a complex social concern and needs proactive long range strategic planning. A human being is much more than a defined age. Front line hands on support where the individual meets the system is where the focus should be.
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July 1 at 11:07pmEdited
Elsie Bourke-Granath IAm on the 6 time looking caregiver for family members It hard job to do. This time it my hubby Where iam at there is no support. No help what so ever yes pleasse do support elders the elders at home not only health centres thanks
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July 2 at 10:10pm
Bonnie Fay Gravel No kidding! People should take care of their elders, not stick them a facility where they get neglected and abused. Don't tell me I don't know, because I worked at one in the office and had many seniors coming to me and crying about how they were treated and neglected. I hope my Mama never has to go to one of those places. 
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June 29 at 7:36am
Julie Ali Sometimes it is not possible to care for a family member at home. Maybe this is because of work or aging or burn out.
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June 29 at 9:01am
Max Reilly If you don't like what is available out there for your seniors. Then bring them into your home and look after them there, that way you have 100% control of how they are treated and cared for.
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July 3 at 10:21pm
Julie Ali You can't always look after family members at home. We're taking care of my parents at home but I can't take care of the complex care needs of my handicapped sister. You have no idea of the amount of care required by a person with disabilities and if you did perhaps you'd not judge.
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