Sunday, September 13, 2015
we say to the NDP / We, the Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society, / speak in defense of the frail, dependent elderly.
and we lay our woes before you
and trust in ourselves
to solve what lies ahead
we understand the people are alone
that what we believed in
we take our children
to the future we see
we see that we are alone
and we stand together as families
we lift our heads
and get off our knees
we trust in ourselves
to solve our own difficulties
and leave behind the old news of politics
we make Alberta
right for us
we say to the government of Alberta
that we work for change
and we won't be dissuaded by excuses
or failures to do their jobs
we say to the NDP
We, the Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society,
speak in defense of the frail, dependent elderly.
we voted for a new way in Alberta
and we want the legislation that proves
we have not been betrayed
We, the Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society, speak in defense of the frail, dependent elderly.
We lobby for senior rights, charter rights, constitutional rights and human rights.
We challenge the injustices which are perpetrated against seniors.
We are raising the consciousness and conscience concerning the aged.
Those who have endured hardships, the Great Depression, fought two World Wars, faithfully paid their taxes and never asked for handouts.
They worked from dawn to sunset, theirs was a difficult and arduous life.
They welcomed strangers in their midst and never locked their doors.
They now deserve adequate, dignified, compassionate care.
Old age should be a time of fullness and completion.
Focused on Justice for the Victims of Abuse
In Alberta guardian and trustee abuse is rampant, and is facilitated by the system.
In Alberta elder care facilities, seniors can be harmed with impunity because there is no viable, enforceable, protective legislation.
In Alberta, the Human Rights legislation fails to include seniors in the area where they are most vulnerable. Sections 4 & 5 of the Act excludes age in the area of goods, services, accommodation, facilities and tenancy.
In Alberta, the Adult Guardian and Trusteeship Act, strips all rights from vulnerable senior citizens, granting absolute power to a guardian and trustee. There is no onus of duty of care on the guardian or trustee to act in the dependant adult’s best interests. Furthermore, these legal appointees are virtually untouchable because there is no provision within the legislation to hold them accountable. (See Adult Guardian and Trusteeship Act and Competency Issues)
In Alberta, the rights and final wishes of the maker of a Personal Directive or Power of Attorney, are not protected by the legislation. The Personal Directive or Power of Attorney can be easily overturned by the court thereby disregarding and permanently voiding the wishes of the maker. There appears to be no ready, viable remedy if the Directive was not carried out according to the written wishes of the maker. (SeeDeceptive Government Publication)
In Alberta, there is no requirement to register enacted Personal Directives and Powers of Attorney with government. This failure allows estate theft, a hidden crime which can be carried out with impunity.
In Alberta, there is no intent to afford vulnerable elderly, protection, safety or justice.
In Alberta, the Alberta Mental Health Review Panel holds hearings in a quasi-judicial manner, but without minutes or transcriptions.
In Alberta, seniors are being unfairly targeted by a protocol for which there is no justification. MLA’s are fixing something that was not broken. Since 2008, older Albertans are being subjected to physical exams at taxpayer expense, cognitive testing (Simard MD) at taxpayer expense & computer testing (DriveABLE test at senior expense – $250 plus GST). This, despite the fact that according to Alberta statistics, seniors are the safest drivers on Alberta roads, they cause the least casualty accidents. This protocol was surreptitiously introduced by some members of government, not all MLA’s were informed. Allegedly, this protocol is intended to ferret out unsafe drivers. Those who promote this sophisticated, financial elder abuse under the guise of research, science and safety are occasionally somewhat less than accurate at public presentations, which serves their interests well. It feeds the private for profit, multi-million dollar DriveABLE Assessment Corp. Inc., product of the Alberta Deal Generator, the largest investor network in Canada.
It is time to for legislators to legislate rights and protection for seniors.
See Report “A Critical Review of the Scalding of Jenny Nelson“
Did you know…
Seniors are NOT protected under the Alberta Human Rights Legislation.
We believe elder abuse can be eradicated.
We understand that the nature of elder care is in essence big business, the elderly being the commodity. We also understand, that to challenge the present system, there may be retribution from those who benefit from and are protected by a vast sphere of influence and power.
We shall move forward, with intent and action, past the rhetoric and posturing.
We shall continue to identify those who abuse senior Albertans.
We shall continue to demand equal rights, equal protection and equal safety for senior Albertans.
“Hold back those staggering toward death If you say, ‘But we knew nothing about this, does not He who weighs the heart perceive
it? Does He who guards your life know it?'”
-Proverbs, 24:11 & 12 NIV.
•Legislated Protection – Letter to Honourable Mary Anne Jablonski
•Legislated Protection – Letter to Honourable Lindsay Blackett
•Legislated Protection – Personal Directive Legislation
•Camera Surveillance – Letter to Honourable Yvonne Fritz
•Guarantee for Safety – Letter to Honourable Iris Evans
•Addressing Competency Issues – Letter to Honourable Allison Redford
•Professional Monitoring – Letter to Jeanne Besner, CARNA (formerly AARN)
It's time to stop Elder Abuse!
To initiate change.
To stir society’s conscience.
The care and treatment of the elderly is one of the greatest moral and social issues of our time.
We are building this website to provide a snapshot, a comprehensive picture of the widespread systemic abuse & criminal acts which are perpetrated against seniors. Abuse, that exists not only in nursing homes but in every part of the community. The website will clearly portray that this societal blight is not only allowed but facilitated by all segments and levels of Alberta society.
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