Saturday, July 15, 2017

Ralph Pilkington Where are publically funded nursing homes?

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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Robert Alan Davidson Tricky premise. As a senior, I appreciate the help, believe me, but there are far too many seniors who need to think about sharing with the young and working to recover the blessed world THEY grew up in, instead of dumping on the next generations.
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June 20 at 8:08am
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Carol Henderson Keep the promise. Build long term care homes. The tsunami is coming.
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July 1 at 8:49pm
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Julie Ali It is already here. But families are having to deal with it not government.
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Dennis L Whitford Let me know how much Lewis Estates receives from government first, besides the two gran my mom pays.
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July 9 at 4:57pm
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Bonnie Fay Gravel Some people there pay over $4000 per month with very poor care from what I saw and heard! 
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Julie Ali Bonnie Fay Gravel That is a ton of cash for care. It's outrageous. In some facilities we even subsidize the staff by providing AHS staff on site. It's pretty neat how much money is going to the land developers. The ASLI grants provide 50% of the costs of building these places and we haven no assets at the end of it.
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Shelley Lebert It is important that ALL people who need care get the care they need...not just seniors!
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Bonnie Fay Gravel Well this particular conversation is about senior care I am sure there are many more places to rant about other care.
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July 12 at 4:26am
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Julie Ali I think that continuing care has pretty much been ignored by the PCs except to provide the illusions of oversight in the useless offices that they created such as the PPIC office (Protection for Persons in Care), the health advocates, the mental health advocate, the Ombudsman, the ethics folks, the child and youth advocate etc. The NDP folks add to this charade of oversight with the temporary seniors advocate. Despite all these advocates none of them have any power and we get no better auditing, oversight or regulation of this sector. Why? I guess the illusion of oversight works for most families. Meanwhile we have the Health Quality Council of Alberta publishing pointless surveys that record the same complaints by residents and families survey after survey. We know what has to be done but no one has the balls to do it.
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Brenda Trottier So what are they going to do for seniors put them back under Healthcare umbrella and put together guidelines and policy's and procedure guidelines for private facility's and establish a patient to caregiver ratio
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June 17 at 1:37pm
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Julie Ali Brenda Trottier The money being given to the continuing care businesses do not result in any assets for the public and we also have no control over the way the private sector (for profit or not for profit) conducts business. Staff:resident ratios are not mandated by government so anything goes. The Cold Lake Points West Living staff were all fired recently after complaining about working conditions. It is troubling that the NDP failed to do anything about this mass termination.
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June 20 at 11:29pm
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Julie Ali Brenda Trottier Government doesn't care about the problems of families in the continuing care system because government set up this system so as to download both staff and citizen issues to the private sector for the most part. Even if residents are in the public sector continuing care facility they can be disciplined with the use of evictions and their families can face retribution thanks to the Trespass to Premises legislation that allows banning. While the PCs made this legislation the NDP folks have not amended it to allow access to justice for banned citizens. Oh, nope. Ms. Hoffman just got the AHS folks to make a banning policy to regulate the banning. The internal to AHS appeal process is there to tidy up the loose ends. It's troubling but there you go. At least we know that the NDP aren't willing to rock this continuing care ship until it sinks. Or stinks as in #MediaAttention and #SocialMediaChangesEverything.
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Julie Ali Shirlene Omiunu The public continuing care facilities are performing poorly as well. Lacombe long term care was found to have four years of non-compliances for accommodation audits and had many non-compliances to the standards of care with reference to the CCHSS audit. Troubling. http://www.lacombeexpress.com/.../critics-call-for-quick.../ “These are serious issues and as the person who delivered it to us felt, they were shocked and thought the public needed to know,” said Orr.

“Our objective is not to make things worse at the hospital or to try and blame anybody. We want to try and see this whole thing fixed and we want to see the hospital to be a safe place for residents and a happy place for family members to have their residents and quite frankly a safe and happy place for staff to work. I don’t think this is caused by staff directly. This is caused by the long-term and systemic issues of Alberta Health Services and particularly the funding that has been so well detailed for all of Central Alberta where we receive substantially less funding then other places.

“As a result, staff are short, equipment is short, maintenance issues are not dealt with, supplies are not provided and the staff are doing the best they can with a very, very difficult situation.

“It needs to come to light so Alberta Health Services can’t just whitewash it and make it all go away.”
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Brenda Trottier I hope it does come to light and things can be changed I don't think that letting this go on until it's totally broken or more people die needlessly is the only route to go but the system is horrible and we owe our seniors a large debt in society they went to war and changed things for us now how do we go about changing things for them this would be a movement I could get behind and I don't think I'm alone
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June 21 at 6:35am
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Tom Smith Shirlene Omiunu Idiots! More public sector wages costing 30% , how does that help?
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June 21 at 6:42am
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Julie Ali Tom Smith What on Earth are you talking about? If the private sector can't take care of our most vulnerable people humanely then let us indeed get more public sector workers to do this work. Or do you want this junk to continue? Government is not willing to do anything about private sector business practices so let us do the work in a regulated public sector business that we manage.
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Julie Ali Brenda Trottier Ruth Adria of the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society has been bringing these issues up and has been ignored, harassed with banning tickets and sued. Government, the health authorities and the continuing care industry are all partners with each other and yet who is partners with us? The families have no one. Don't think any of the advocates and patient relations departments are there for families. They are there to move families forward and keep issues private so that the GOA is not embarrassed. The sad part is that we pay for all these people who do not serve us.
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Peggy Beres Tom, spoken like a really misinformed person. So money is more important to you than decent care for sick seniors? And by the way, all people in these for profit care homes are not seniors. And not there because they ignored their health. Believe it or not bad illnesses happen to healthy people. Asking for more care givers means some of us care that they all get good care. Would seem to me more money spent on caregivers would be much better spent that the wild amounts of money our governments throw at some of their pet projects. Hope you do not end up in care, it sure would change your perspective in a hurry!
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June 27 at 7:33pm
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Louise Cusack Yes we need more Gov't assisted Independent living facilities. There is a great need for this type of facility.
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June 18 at 11:05am
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Terry Carter Cutting staff in facilities and not replacing when staff are sick is not helping seniors.
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June 23 at 8:44am
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Gil Reynolds Thank you young working people. We do appreciate that you are picking up the slack for us with your contributions.
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June 17 at 5:17am
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Mark Newman Sort of like what those seniors did by paying school taxes for decades while they had no children in school, etc. ....😀
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June 17 at 6:45pm
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Gil Reynolds Mark Newman I know all about that. I have farmland in Saskatchewan and have been school tax there for 40 years. I asked about that. They said you went to school here. I said yes 50 years ago. My dad and grandfather must have paid that off by now. To no avail however.
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June 17 at 7:21pm
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Brenda Hill We're all in this together - it's only right that the very young and the very old get what they need.
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June 19 at 4:51pm
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Gil Reynolds Brenda Hill I agree totally, I thought as a senior I would get a property tax reduction. With Brad Wall, this is hopeless. Thank God he is in Saskatchewan and not here.
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June 19 at 5:09pm
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Roxanne Hibbitts You need to talk to the front line caregivers....they can help you with what's needed...from Thier percpective
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Marie Frances McLeod Aids for daily living will cover some needed expenses for seniors making under a maximum amount of income.
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Nick Stoneburgh Improve care. Eliminate mla free rides on our $. Eliminate free meals on our $ eliminate free lodging on our $ cut back on number of mla s remove ndp
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Neil Decker Best by far for Quality, cleanliness, quality of care, etc is Heartland Housing Foundation, poorest is Bethany Care Society in Calgary
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Nan Douglas Let's start with improved wait times for hip and knee surgeries!
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Yoko Fujimoto Approving the Aging in Place Project in Bassano would be a great investment too!!
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Julie Ali Why? So more land developers can make profits?
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Edith Taylor We need more money so we can have goodcare at our Homes !
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Mariette Vautour Making our precriptions free would be a huge help.
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June 19 at 1:08pm
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Gerald Bailey Thank you, premier Notley.
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Shirley Joly Did not like the fact that the sign up meant money from my pocket
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Pat Goodwin A senior needs more than one bath a week to
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July 4 at 3:05pm
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Cheryl Angela Zittlau there needs to be more facilities and trained staff
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July 3 at 10:44am
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Robert Paterson All talk NDP. I'm worse off now than I've ever been
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July 11 at 10:45am
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Dale Withers Notley should resign so we can get back on track
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Jose Miguel Gomez I pay my taxes for better care of seniors
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Norma Newman Big talk but no action
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July 10 at 5:05pm
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Belle Boutilier I support NDP 100%
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Scott Kimmel Don't feed us BS. Do it!
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July 3 at 4:13am
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Julie Ali Yup. Deliverables.
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Rose Smith As an up and coming senior, yes!
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Dawna Dumont That is so fkg True......
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Sharon Flemming So it's great NDP is recognizing need
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Julie Ali And doing what? Nothing.The federal Liberals are the ones taking action; the NDP get the glow from the liberals' work.
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Andrew McDonald Thanks to the NDP
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Julie Ali For what? Becoming the new PCs?
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Ernest Cremers Love the seniors and their needs. Despise the NDP.........
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Jan Miller really. Don't hold your breath.
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July 2 at 6:01pm
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Debbie Engel I could not agree more!!!
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Hal Annett The REAL heart and soul of Alberta!
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Terri Gamache N.D .P. Is doing a great job !!! Thanks,
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Sandra Drever NDP read this feed!!!
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July 13 at 3:01pm
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Robert Gray Yes the NDP are doing a fine job so far
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Julie Ali Yeah sure. They are better at spin than the PCs who were too arrogant to mingle with the citizens.
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Mark Neal Ndp will put them on the street soon.
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Ralph Pilkington Where are publically funded nursing homes?
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