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No trespass orders given to family members after complaining about Ottawa long-term care

Elizabeth Payne, The Ottawa Citizen

One woman was escorted from the long-term care home’s dining room by a security guard while her elderly mother, who suffers from dementia, watched in shock. Another was handed a notice under the Trespass to Property Act and told she could no longer stay in her severely disabled mother’s room while she was being cared for by staff. Both women are retired hospital nurses who say the city-run long-term care home where their mothers live has been using no trespass notices and the threat of fines to limit their visits, and punish them because they have complained about sub-standard care and dangerous hygiene practices.

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http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/no-trespass-orders-given-to-family-members-after-complaining-about-ottawa-long-term-care-home

Elder abuse: What did you see?

Stu Mills for Rita Celli, Ontario Today, CBC Radio 1
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/programs/ontariotoday

Featured guests on the open line program were Daniel Nassrallah, partner of DNG Law in Ottawa and grandson of Georges Karam, the 89-year-old man with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s who was assaulted by a personal support worker at the city-run Garry J. Armstrong long-term care facility in Ottawa, and Jane Meadus, a lawyer with the Toronto-based Advocacy Centre for the Elderly.

Listen to the one-hour program here:
http://bit.ly/2u82IdN

After recent incidents, city working on action plan to improve long-term care

Elizabeth Payne, The Ottawa Citizen

City officials are meeting with families to develop an action plan that addresses recent incidents at city-run long-term care homes, according to the head of the committee that oversees long-term care in Ottawa. “Obviously, some of what we have been seeing and hearing about is troubling and very concerning,” said Coun. Diane Deans, who chairs the city’s community and protective services committee. “Because we have had some issues, they are working with the ministry and meeting with families to talk about suggestions and they will be looking to make some recommendations for improvements.”

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http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/after-recent-incidents-city-working-on-action-plan-to-improve-long-term-care

1 in 5 seniors in residential care don’t need to be there: report

Blair Crawford, The Ottawa Citizen

A fifth of seniors admitted to residential care in Canada don’t need to be there and could have continued living together in their own homes if they had proper support, according to a study released Tuesday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. The study also showed that a senior already in hospital is more than six times more likely to go directly into long-term care than a senior who’s assessed for long-term care while living at home. The study, Seniors in Transition, highlights the need for health organizations to plan and coordinate their services as Canada’s population ages, said Georgina MacDonald, CIHI’s vice president.

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http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/1-in-5-seniors-in-residential-care-dont-need-to-be-there-report

Why abuse of the elderly is as bad as any hate crime

Helen Carroll, Daily Mail Online, UK

Maddy Job son set up a secret camera at her mother’s care home with the best intentions, but she found evidence of shocking, malicious abuse and neglect of mum Freda. Three care  workers, standing at Freda’s bedside, mocked and mimicked her groans, called her a “witch” and swore at her before removing a bandage from  her bedsores and wrapping it around her head. This week, a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report rated one in four homes as inadequate or needing improvements, proving this case not alone.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4676472/Why-abuse-elderly-bad-hate-crime.html

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