Saturday, July 15, 2017

Bill Houston Julie Ali You have a point to a point. You do realize that it is the same mentality that the Wildrose have about budgets, while they were still PCs and their methods haven't changed, that led to the situation we have today. Save money cut health and education budgets and make do with less and do more. Doesn't work, never has never will. Nothing like using a link to the Brian Jean we complain alot but have no alternative but not raise taxes and cut social spending to support your very partisan point of view. What did Brian Jean suggest be done? Why doesn't he force that brat of a finance critic Derek to actually table a shadow budget in the house so we can all see what he would do to solve all the problems he complains about? Because he doesn't have a plan other than cut budgets to social services and public servants which includes seniors homes and home care programs. None so blind as those who refuse to see.----------ulie Ali Bill Houston What do the PC failures have to do with the failures of the NDP folks to deal with the residues of the PCs such as the use of the Trespass to Premises legislation to ban family and advocates? Do you know how hard it is to raise care issues in continuing care? There are no options for residents.There is no free market in the continuing care system. This is a rigged free market where the services and supports are provided according to the needs of the facilities and their budgets. This means that there are in some cases, non-compliances that are tolerated by government that is now yapping to us about caring for seniors. What rot. This government like the PCs before them is full of hypocrites.--------


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Cheryl Osborne Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and compassion. For profit long term homes are too under staffed to do this. Yet, supposedly, they are meeting staffing requirements. There's something seriously wrong.
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June 25 at 10:12pm
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Peggy Beres Not only are they understaffed but their staff training sucks. And management are just there to try to make you think they are trying. Staff are working 2 or 3 jobs, and the one caregiver for 12 residents at night usually snoozes. We constantly get casual staff who are completely at sea because they have never worked with these residents and the results are horrific. Today they had managed to bathroom my husband but left the feces in the toilet. He wasn't cleaned properly so was sitting in pull ups soiled with feces. Which happens a lot. We get casual LPN who give wrong meds, residents who are told they will have to wait to go to the bathroom because they are taking their break! These problems are up to management to fix, but they listen to you then promptly go file it under their desk blotter. Please God let me go quickly so I don't have to go through what the residents are experiencing.
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June 27 at 7:21pm
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Julie Ali Peggy Beres These are issues that need to be raised with the management of facilities; when this results in no changes the concerns need to be directed to Ms. Hoffman.What are we paying the folks in government to do when they can't even detect non-compliances at AHS facilities such as the one in Lacombe with their audits every two years? http://www.wildrose.ca/leaked_documents_highlight_serious...
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.
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Peggy Beres Julie Ali we have raised these issues and more right up to top management. They listen, pretend to agree, then nothing is heard from them again. Like banging your head against a wall!
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Julie Ali Peggy Beres Or we raise the issues with the GOA and the government tolerates non-compliances. Worse case scenario-you get banned by the facility as in the case of the Tucker family in Grande Prairie or you get sued like Ruth Adria or like me. It's troubling but there you go. I'm pretty sure that the Trespass to Premises legislation that is being used to ban folks like the Tucker dad is not in alignment with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Also how on Earth can a facility ban a family member when the resident is renting from the facility and the place rented is his or her home? Would this not be impossible? And yet this happens.
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July 6 at 4:38pm
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Bill Houston Julie Ali You have a point to a point. You do realize that it is the same mentality that the Wildrose have about budgets, while they were still PCs and their methods haven't changed, that led to the situation we have today. Save money cut health and education budgets and make do with less and do more. Doesn't work, never has never will. Nothing like using a link to the Brian Jean we complain alot but have no alternative but not raise taxes and cut social spending to support your very partisan point of view. What did Brian Jean suggest be done? Why doesn't he force that brat of a finance critic Derek to actually table a shadow budget in the house so we can all see what he would do to solve all the problems he complains about? Because he doesn't have a plan other than cut budgets to social services and public servants which includes seniors homes and home care programs. None so blind as those who refuse to see.
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Linda Feland-Swityk Julie Ali it sounds like the WRP is trying to dig up dirt. If this has been reported to government then it will be dealt with. Why does the WR have a leaked document on their file? Why not CBC
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Julie Ali Bill Houston What do the PC failures have to do with the failures of the NDP folks to deal with the residues of the PCs such as the use of the Trespass to Premises legislation to ban family and advocates? Do you know how hard it is to raise care issues in continuing care? There are no options for residents.There is no free market in the continuing care system. This is a rigged free market where the services and supports are provided according to the needs of the facilities and their budgets. This means that there are in some cases, non-compliances that are tolerated by government that is now yapping to us about caring for seniors. What rot. This government like the PCs before them is full of hypocrites.
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Julie Ali Linda Feland-Swityk I am glad they have a leaked document because otherwise we would not know. Everything is hidden from us. And why? Guess government does not want to impact third party business interests. The only reason the WR got these documents obviously was not because the folks who leaked the documents give a darn for seniors since these problems at this facility were tolerated for years (see the accommodation reports that indicate problems for eg for four years) but because the leaked documents made the NDP folks look bad. So what? In the past the PCs were made to look bad. And good for the folks who leak any of this documentation that should be public since we pay for it. The only reason for the secrecy is to cover up for the failures by AHS and Alberta Health.
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Julie Ali Bill Houston Speaking of those who are too blind to see-can't you see the poor performance of the NDP folks? Nope? I guess you're blind then.
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