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View Room Comments for Monday, Dec. 17 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012   by: The Soap BoxWelcome to the SooToday.com View Room. This editorial feature is for you to post comments. To comment on a specific news story please post your comment directly under the news story.
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mema 12/17/2012 5:03:56 AM Report

Good Morning Sault Ste. Marie,
Wanted to pass along some information with regard to reporting Elder Abuses in Ontario especially with regard to Powers of Attorney. If you suspect Financial, Physical or Emotional abuse of an elderly person you are obligated to make a report through the police and you will find the "how to" on various websites. Unfortunately you go full circle in reporting and the senior you are trying to help continues to be victimized unless you can afford a lawyer with your own money while the victimizer uses the "grantor's" money to his advantage. We have had these ongoing concerns in our family....our parents gave their home up to a son for $2.00 believing that he would take care of them. He remvoved our mother almost 7 hours away without informing her children he intended to do this....then proceeded to isolate her from most of her children to perpetrate his continuing influence. She is now left to languish in a nursing home an 80 year old building privately owned and operated by one man. Upon visiting this house and seeing our mother in a 4 bed unit with no one but the son she trusted as P.O.A. to visit or see to her needs. No television and no contact with anyone but sho he chooses can see her. She requested to come home to Sault Ste. Marie for a vist and was refused repeatedly this request. She now is in complete isolation from her children. The P.O.A. has refused visits by her children and removed the telephone from her room. She is now penniless, suffering lonliness and despair. PEOPLE of Ontario and the rest of the country have to wake up and smell the coffee....start hounding your MP's and MPP's to take care of the most vunerable of our society. If my mother had been a child in the care of the Childrens Aid she would have had rights. Had she been a puppy in a puppy mill she would have had more rights. Senior ,ental health issues, dementia and Alzheimers do not fall under Mental Health so again no advocacy. While one works their way through the bureaucratic red tape of government agencies to get assistance for the senior being abused the elderly person sinks further into their despair and have time to die alone with absolutely no civil liberties in a country like Canada. While these injustices are being perpetrated on who should be the most cherished and protected and respected our young men and women in our armed forces are fighting and dying in foreign lands for the civil liberties of others while their parents and grandparets suffer these horrible indignities at home.
We left our 87 year old mother in tears at the mercy of the person she trusted the most asking why is he doing this to me.....his reponse was simply...."Because I can." Her four children fighting to bring her home like she has asked cannot afford lawyers at $300. plus per hour to fight for her, we are seniors now and should we deplete our assets that we have saved for our old age then the cycle continues because our Health Care System is being raped of resources by unscrupulous people so those who saved for the old age are left at the mercy of our governments. We have thrown ourselves on the mercy of the Ontario Guardian and Trust, The Attorney Generals Office as well as the Secretariat office for Seniors and all say the same thing hire a lawyer. Should anyone be having issues similar to what I described please contact me...perhaps we can still help. Meanwhile I still hope against hope that my Mom can come home for a simple Christmas visit with her children and grandchildren like she asked for and was denied.
Grump 12/17/2012 6:31:02 AM Report

Mema I would rain down hell on this brother for his treatment of your mother. I would contacy Legal Aid, The Local Law Society. W-5, the Ombudsman and I would do the best I could to publically embarass this lovely brother of yours. Good luck.
skipper dave 12/17/2012 6:44:49 AM Report

Good morning sweet Soo. This is such a little blog Mema and you already have your article composed. Submit it to the editorial sections of our newspapers. Carol Martin of Sootoday has established a reputation for just causes. Don't as Grump says "peep" ROAR. Good luck and keep us posted.
nanag 12/17/2012 7:51:51 AM Report

Good Morning Everyone

Unfortunately there is a lot of elder abuse going on. If you have a loved one that is being cared for by someone , either in an institution or at a private home, make a surprise visit to see how things are going. Visit at different times of the day to see how your loved one is being treated and to see what state they are in (are they clean, being ignored,eating properly etc). Never just assume all is well.
everson 12/17/2012 8:14:45 AM Report

I feel sorry and have such compassion for those seniors who have no one to look after them and have to endure the indignity of being a burden to society.
everson 12/17/2012 8:37:21 AM Report

This may be a long shot but this brother has mental problems and the P.O.A. should be revoked. Being controlling is a deep set mental problem that inflicts undue mental suffering of others.

right wing 12/17/2012 9:19:08 AM Report

mema

Have you contacted a lawyer?
Many lawyers offer a first time free consultation and may give you some useful information.
Also a lawyer may be able to give you an overall cost, not an hourly fee, to have the paper work placed into the court to stop this.
The courts take this type of crime very seriously and there are specific laws laid out to prevent abuse of the elderly.
Once the court stops your brothers POA he then has to answer to the courts with all the proper paper work proving that everything he has done is solely in the best interest of your mother.
I would a least make a call and find a lawyer that is knowledgeable in these procedures.
Good luck and don't give up the fight.
Right Winger 12/17/2012 9:35:27 AM Report

Wednesday is Algoma's turn in the fight with Dalton for the sake of the children.
Pink Peony 12/17/2012 9:50:23 AM Report

mema, I'm sorry to hear that you and your family are going through this! It's terrible what your brother has done. I understand how difficult it is to get assistance these days through legal aid, especially for certain matters, and hiring a lawyer using your own money can break you. I do think contacting W5 or the like may help. They have done many investigations and exposed things. It seems you and your family have tried to reason with your brother, have tried to do what you can. Stay strong. (((Hugs)))
Grump 12/17/2012 10:37:50 AM Report

Right Winger What many don't seem to get is that this is the taxpayers fight with the teachers not Daltons. One of my parents was a long time school pricipal in the Sault. I'm sure they are doing back flips in their grave at the way the Unions and some of these teachers are behaving. It is time politicians cut these public sector wages and benefits back to match the private sector.
Right Winger 12/17/2012 10:41:46 AM Report

Grump, where did this side of you come from?
Pink Peony 12/17/2012 10:47:43 AM Report

mema, there is also something through CBC called Go Public. Here's a bit of info from their site.

"Go Public is an award-winning, weekly investigative national news segment on CBC TV, radio and the web.

We tell your stories and hold the powers that be accountable.

If you have a story for us, email gopublic@cbc.ca or use the form on this page."

The form is here:
http://www.cbc.ca/thenational/indepthanalysis/gopublic/
Brianne 12/17/2012 10:51:46 AM Report

Mema, gather family members and a few close friends, and go get your mother out of there ! All of you go ...... how can he stop all of you from leaving without her ?

Let him call the police and let them deal with him. Show them what he is doing to her !

That is what I would do..... nothing would stop me from getting my loved one out of an abusive place !

That is the only way to get her out of there now.

bounder 12/17/2012 11:18:02 AM Report

GAS PRICE DROP.
Here the price is now $127:9 down from the endless price of $129:9,wow, and all to-gether ,umm umm stinks to me.
SOO MICHIGAN to-day $3:37.9, lowest it's been for a while.
Must be the fiscal cliff looming in the not to distance future.I'm not complaining though.I love CANADA,still I will spend my buck where it does me the most good.
mallet 12/17/2012 11:20:09 AM Report

Grump...

I never thought I would hear you say anything bad regarding Liberal governments action, supported by those rotten Conservatives, but opposed by the NDP!! Have you been fortifying your coffee?? LOL.... All joking aside, why has the government been agreeing to all the wage and benifit packages in the past and only now decide to take this type of action. Why is it only now become a problem, why not have started to put the brakes on before they had to do the emergency stop?? You talk about Harper spending like a drunken sailor on shore leave, but Mcguinty hired a consultant, who told him to slow down but he, Dalton, still went ahead with billion dollar plans for full time kindergarten, etc, and now wants to roll back the wages and benifits of the people he wants to carry out those plans, his agenda!! Sorry Grump, but neither he nor you can have it both ways. I will send you a little old saying in the NOT P C society by e mail...
By your leave 12/17/2012 11:48:59 AM Report

There are always at least two sides to every story.

From mema's point of view things are horrific, and justifiably so. Hours from her mother, unable to share Christmas in the Sault with her, unacceptable living conditions from mema's point of view, but there's a reason mema's mother gave her son P.O.A.

I think mema would do well to respect her mother's wishes unless something criminal is going on.

$0.02
Brianne 12/17/2012 11:55:27 AM Report

byl...... sounds to me like the mother was coerced into giving him the POA..... just a thought

and i'll raise you that 0.02 to 0.04

lol
right wing 12/17/2012 11:59:15 AM Report

Grump, you stated what???
Is is April 1st.....
I completely agree with your statement but I am eagerly awaiting replies from the rest of your gang, flyhawk, Big Bro, shakespeare....you have a Colin Powell in your midst.
sweetc 12/17/2012 12:11:08 PM Report

I believe that most people don't understand how powerful a document the power of attorney is.

The person who has power of attorney can sign anything that the individual can legally except to make a new will or add a beneficiary.

Most people don't know that a power of attorney can sell your house without your signature. Most people don't know that a power of attorney can drain your bank account without your signature. And the list goes on and on and on. A lot of people that I speak to just think that it is put in place so that bills can be paid when they are laid up but that isn't the case. And elders are at extreme risk of all of the above.
Grump 12/17/2012 1:03:54 PM Report

Mallet I have never defended Daltons spending other than stating that he at least overspent on Education and Healthcare. Where I have a problem is spending millions on self advertising, 50 million in pork barrel spending in the Muskokas and we don't need a re-hash of the F-35 boondoggle. Bs is bs no matter who is doing it.
RLE 12/17/2012 1:11:28 PM Report

Grump:

You wrote," It is time politicians cut these public sector wages and benefits back to match the private sector"
I have often wondered why those advocating that action never campaign to have their pay rates meet the public sector. In other words,benefit all workers by dragging pay rates up,instead of always advocating bringing them down.

BTW, there are such a limited number of pvt schools in Ontario that I don't think a valid comparison is possible

One last point. I am not a teacher, a retired teacher or related to anyone who is a pedagogue.
skipper dave 12/17/2012 1:36:17 PM Report

YMCA - Jeez I thought for a moment this was an authentic christian offer being offered for one day to help out parents - Then I saw the price tag. As we say on the east coast, "helping out me arse". $44
old-cat33 12/17/2012 1:37:37 PM Report

Spellchecker: As per yesterdays post. Remember the lady that was going out west coming from Toronto and got lost in Heydon relying on the GPS system? Just saying.
Right Winger 12/17/2012 1:39:30 PM Report

I have often wondered why those advocating that action never campaign to have their pay rates meet the public sector

Why? Because unlike the public sector there is an actual limited amount of funds available. Unlike the public sector, you can lose your job due to cheaper competition whether it be down the road or across the sea. Unlike the public sector, management isn't trying to look good and get re-elected.
anabanana 12/17/2012 1:51:03 PM Report

Skipper, I felt the same way,


Too good to be true....
flyhawk25 12/17/2012 1:53:57 PM Report

And I often wonder many things...
-like how a premier can introduce legislation changing the rules after agreements were made;
-like how this can happen without elected officials debating it in public;
-why teacher groups did not all follow the example of OECTA and 'go along to get along'. This time.
Ontario did not 'need' full day KP and new schools.But suddenly the front line workers are expected to have the books balanced at their expense.
Trustees and MPPs did not 'need' big raises but they got them.
And teacher volunteers did not 'need' to suddenly be told that not volunteering was a capital offense.
As a retired teacher I have many things I wonder about. Including if most politicians are as altruistic as most teachers.
right wing 12/17/2012 2:14:47 PM Report

"As a retired teacher I have many things I wonder about. Including if most politicians are as altruistic as most teachers."

Huh, April fools day in December.
Who would've thunk.....
everson 12/17/2012 3:13:39 PM Report

Grump Harper is spending us into a semi-third world state. I fear for the future of this country. In 10 years we will say what were you all thinking as the debt climbs to 900 billion. You cannot spend what you do not have. Where is he getting this money from? Me the tax payer and I did not give him permission to spend the money. The tax and spend mentality will bite him in three years.
Grump 12/17/2012 3:16:12 PM Report

RLE In answer to your question because the taxpaxer can't afford the wages and benefits the public sector get now. That said paying the private sector those kinds of wages and benefits would make Canada un-competetive on the world market.
everson 12/17/2012 3:18:55 PM Report

Flyhawke some parents think school is a babysitter for them. We all get vacation leave to take off time for times like strikes, sick kids etc etc etc.. My God you now get a year off maternity leave gratis from the government what else do you want..free day care?
Grump 12/17/2012 3:24:04 PM Report

Fly when you are wondering, I believe that Polititians don't even come close to most teachers in caring. That said I truly have to wonder what the hell is going on with these teachers and for sure their unions. By the way Bob Rae paved the way to hell with Rae Days and he did it to his own.
skipper dave 12/17/2012 3:42:25 PM Report

This wednesday parents, drop your kids off at the head office of the Algoma District school board. And go to work! Of course I can say that, I'll be home to watch them.
Fly I was wondering at the school board playing the "children will not be safe if the teachers don't supervise extracurricular activities". Do you mean the only thing standing between safety and harm is the reliance of a teacher volunteering to work for free? And nobody said they were not well compensated sounds like sour grapes to me. If we are washing our laundry let's see what a plumber brings home?
Spellchecker 12/17/2012 3:45:26 PM Report

Old-cat, if you have a gps on your boat with the accompanying chart of the great lakes you can see exactly where your boat is on the chart at all times and plot the boat on a direct course to your next waypoint avoiding all stationary obstacles along the way. If you also have radar you can see any moving ones also. It is easy to move through the night or through fog. The lady was using a land based gps and probably did not know how to use it or didn't have it updated to show road changes.
BIG BROTHER 12/17/2012 4:06:57 PM Report

everson,
Maternity leave is EI; everyone gets it, not just teachers.

Grump,
The money spent in the Muskokas (G7) was federal money, ala Tony Clement, Harper's stooley. What is it you think the teachers are demanding?

rw,
Get a job. You have too much time on your hands.

McGuinty is/was pandering to the right wing in an attempt to gain a majority. He single handedly (unilaterally) removed the constitutional right to bargain with union/management negotiations. This is the issue!!
mallet 12/17/2012 4:22:13 PM Report

Grump and Everson...

I don't have the fifty million that Clement spent in the Muskokas, but would you rather have the world think we were "pikers" when we hosted the G8 and G20, and a lot of that money (the 50 mil) was spent in that region. I doubt the people there were standing up complaining, especially those that benifitted.

Now I will ask you the question.. Apart from China, which countries do not have a deficit?? and in comparision to ours what is theirs?? I do not think that there are many except prehaps some Arab countries and prehaps New Zealand. I know they did some soul searching and did a very clear cut reduction in government expenses a few years back, but I am not sure that worked out as all seemed to think it would...
Grump 12/17/2012 4:26:02 PM Report

Big Brother waste is waste be it Provincial or Federal which was that topic. Now the teachers were another topic so if you wish to comment please try and stay with us. McGuinty as I also posted was not the first or likely will be the last to go down this road. When reason does not prevail as with some of the teacher's unions ,I'm sure it will happen again. This not being a perfect world and the debt load on the taxpayers being what it is this will just be the start. Look for the same from the Federal government soon when they figure out the civil service is too expensive and they can't afford all the wages and perks.
Grump 12/17/2012 4:32:37 PM Report

Mallet as I said waste is waste and if you want to wear those rose coloured glasses so be it. That was a huge waste that many from the press never even got to see. When it comes to Harper the old saying is true. "You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear no matter how much money you throw at it". It was a Royal boondoggle and most of the world knows that.
realitycheck 12/17/2012 5:09:20 PM Report

I don't have the fifty million that Clement spent in the Muskokas, but would you rather have the world think we were "pikers" when we hosted the G8 and G20, and a lot of that money (the 50 mil) was spent in that region. I doubt the people there were standing up complaining, especially those that benifitted.

Mallet:
The world wouldn't have a clue as to whether we were pikers or not as their representatives wouldn't have seen where most of the money went. About $50 million just went into Flaherty's riding, places that had nothing to do with the G20. Of course, those in the riding weren't about to complain but that doesn't make it right.
mallet 12/17/2012 5:52:40 PM Report

Grump and Reality check...

I NEVER said it was right, all I said was it was spent as part of a luxury party for the world leaders, well some of them.. I dont think that money is every well spent on advertising, especially the money spent by governments, any of them, however how would you know what programmes are available if they did not advertise them, kind of a circular arguement. So to save money, what you you like to see cut? No more money for infrastucture. Cap CPP AND OAS payemnts. No pay increases for any federal public servants and remove the right to strike. Oh yes dont forget transfer payments to the "have not" provinces, no more of those, no health payment increases, no UIC payment increases. saving money can be done, it just takes the will and the knowledge that you will NOT be re-elected. Is this not the reason Ontario is in its present state, unfortunately the piper eventually has to be paid, and that time has come, and the government wants to do it on the backs of one section of the workforce. How about, whatever they (the government) take from the provincial workforce they also give up the same amount? Sounds fair to you!!!
Grump 12/17/2012 5:53:56 PM Report

Mallet there are a couple of articles you should read. One by Warren Kinsella in tonights paper. Mind you he is a self professed rabid Liberal so you can fluff that one off a little. The second thing you should read is the Sun Media editorial. Now these boys are Conservative with a capital C. They are very unhappy with Harper for bs ing them on what he was going to do instead of what he has done.
skipper dave 12/17/2012 6:06:26 PM Report

Mallett - my beautiful wife has been trying her best to train me to be a piker! Before I met her christmas was for spending money I didn't have on people I really didn't like. Clement was trying to impress who, twenty guys there for a meeting to discuss world economics. What would have been refreshing is they held their meeting in a church basement and then were driven to the nearest Swiss Chalet (cdn owned) and chowed down then if need be pile into a big bus headed for Niagara falls for a photo op. Half a mill would be stretching it. What would the rest of the world have seen? Responsible, transparent governing respecting the tax payers money. What did we get four ply scented toilet paper to wipe their tender arses. God forbid they think ill of us.
Grump 12/17/2012 6:10:25 PM Report

I just checked the Canadian debt clock and it stands just shy of 602 Billion and going up at about a 1000.00 dollars per second. This P.M. has to go before we are completely buried.
Grump 12/17/2012 6:16:11 PM Report

Just in case that isn't scary lets try 60,000.00 per minute or how about 3,600,000.00 an hour or 86,400,000.00 per day.
mema 12/17/2012 6:16:24 PM Report

I wish to thank everyone for such compassion with regard to my post regarding my mother's situation. I will indeed keep fighting for my mother and take all your suggestions to help seriously. I can only hope that people realize that this can happen to anyone. Once a Power of Attorney is signed and witnessed it is all powerful especially if a senior is lonely, depressed or having dementia or Alzheimer's issues. Ageism is a distinct form of discrimination and unfortunately the elderly are not taken seriously especially if they show signs of slipping in and out of these age related symptoms. I will definitely try to keep one and all updated on our situation which is unfortunately not unique.
I do however want to send out the biggest thank you for the professionalism and compassion shown to us when we sought help from a Sault Ste. Marie police officer. He spent so much time between three different police departments when this issue was not in this jurisdiction when others failed or were unable to assist us in this matter. I do not know this policeman personally but myself and my siblings would be proud to call him a friend. Thank you Officer "M" for all you have done to help. We cannot thank you enough.
I hope all have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas with all those you hold dear.
flyhawk25 12/17/2012 6:25:25 PM Report

Grump...I have no difficulty with some of your recent postings.
They seem a reasoned approach to some issues.
I may not agree but so what. At least you are showing some flexibility and thought.
What a concept around here.
Like you I don't really care who is in charge as much as transparency and democracy.
Power is insidious. When we get it and at some point succumb to our own bullshit if we are not grounded.
Thank God I had a wife with a good nose. "Take the garbage out hotshot
" helped me to stop reading my own clippings.
AceOfBass 12/17/2012 6:28:37 PM Report

Grump,so who would like to see replace PM Harper and the Conservatives? It was PET who started and put us in debt.Then it was Chretien.Now you are blaming Harper?
skipper dave 12/17/2012 6:38:01 PM Report

Ace - Nah, I'm thinking Sir John A MacDonald was the first P.M. to incur debt. You would have liked him, he had a drunkards dream for a wife. Hey you'd drink too if you had this many people depending on you.
Grump 12/17/2012 6:41:15 PM Report

Ace pull you head out of your butt. Yes PET ran up the debt and then so did Mulroney. Chretien paid it down and now Harper has burned that gain up and passed a lot more debt on to we the taxpayer. In this case likely to our Grandchildren as well. The Liberals certainly share the blame but after the Conservative record they still look pretty good to anyone without rose coloured glasses.
Grump 12/17/2012 6:48:15 PM Report

Fly Right you are. As long as it's transparent and democratic then it is OK. I am indeed fortunate as I have a wife who has no problem knocking me off my high horse anytime required. lol
mallet 12/17/2012 7:15:11 PM Report

Grump, Fly , Skip D, et al..

Let me just say that I know there are many areas of wasteful spending, however having said that, what is the largest expenditure of money for the government, any democratic government, I would think staff/people. Now wether that money goes to government working stiffs, army navy or airforce personnel, UIC, Cpp. Oas, medical, police or whatever, the majority goes to the people of Canada. Governments really do not buy that much in the way of tangable goods, unless you want to take into account things like equipment for the services. So I would ask you in what area can they save money? whithout cutting the services that we all depend upon or require or want. If they are not getting money in the way of taxes then how do they pay for all those various items that we want? without borrowing, which is the deficit, and Grump, how much of that is interest on the money that was spent to keep people at work when things around the world went south?? I think you know that I don't have very rose coloured glasses, but there are many "money pits" that the Federal Government is on the hook for from various agreements made before Harper took office.... As for the media, what can I say, they are all fairweather friends....
flyhawk25 12/17/2012 7:38:51 PM Report

mallet...and the issue in our little world here is simplistic one-liners.
If you believe that this is a microcosm of a bitchfest by watchers instead of doers I think you'd be correct.
We can sit around and say 'I'm right, you're wrong' but in the end when everything goes in the dumper it does not matter.
We'll all be up to our eyes in crap.
BIG BROTHER 12/17/2012 7:57:07 PM Report

Well Grump, you were talking about Dalton and the 50 million $ gift to the Muskokas in the same paragraph. I didn't pick up on the shift in direction of your discourse. Re-read and you may understand my confusion.

Grump 12/17/2012 8:31:15 PM Report

B.B. That's OK as they both left us in a big hole and I wasn't defending Dalton ,just pointing out that the heavy spending was on Healthcare and Education. Now Harper spending 55 million a year on Conservative advertising out of the public purse on their economic action plan. While at the same time burying us in debt is just a bit much. In Harper's case the Federal civil service has increased 35% in size and wages have increased 22% over inflation since he took power. Now they find they can't afford it. This is the same so called economist who didn't see the recession coming, then denied we were in one and continued to spend ,spend, spend. Believe me if this fellow was a Liberal or NDP I would still have the same things to say. Now for the teachers, who I have always held in high regard until many have simply become money grubbing unionists.
Grump 12/17/2012 8:31:15 PM Report

B.B. That's OK as they both left us in a big hole and I wasn't defending Dalton ,just pointing out that the heavy spending was on Healthcare and Education. Now Harper spending 55 million a year on Conservative advertising out of the public purse on their economic action plan. While at the same time burying us in debt is just a bit much. In Harper's case the Federal civil service has increased 35% in size and wages have increased 22% over inflation since he took power. Now they find they can't afford it. This is the same so called economist who didn't see the recession coming, then denied we were in one and continued to spend ,spend, spend. Believe me if this fellow was a Liberal or NDP I would still have the same things to say. Now for the teachers, who I have always held in high regard until many have simply become money grubbing unionists.
Grump 12/17/2012 8:32:52 PM Report

I have no idea how I did that so likely time to get my old butt to bed.
TankGirl 12/17/2012 8:48:41 PM Report

Mema - POA or not, your mother still has the right to ask to see her financial statements. If you can prove misspending and/or misuse of her funds, you can have POA revoked.

Get all your ducks in a row and then pursue an attorney. You will spend less having all the evidence gathered and asking the lawyer to start the process. Some will do it up front if the case is a "sure thing" and you pay after the case is won.
skipper dave 12/17/2012 9:12:03 PM Report

Education minister issues statement on safe schools in Ontario - Can somebody just shut up and not wave a red flag in front of all the sickoes out there while trying to earn political points to stroke her own ego. If we have a copy cat, somebody's behind should be kicked to the curb. Jeez that was well thought out!
flyhawk25 12/17/2012 9:21:52 PM Report

skipper..'thought out' and 'Education Minister' are not close to synonymous.
Believe me.
Since the days of Bette Stephenson it has been a shallow talent pool.
nanag 12/17/2012 9:55:17 PM Report

I am always surprised at how little I know. Why is it that I don't know or retain any of the stuff that you political types know. Like these Ministers of whatever? You guys banter around these names like everybody should know who they are. I don't have a clue. I like to think that my brain is full of other stuff... but boy oh boy I truly feel like a dumb ass reading on here sometimes cuz it goes "zing" right over my head.. maybe its because I'm so short bahahaha
Brianne 12/17/2012 10:22:30 PM Report

Mema

contact this organization......... they will get you the help you need !


http://www.advocacycentreelderly.org/services.php
Brianne 12/17/2012 10:25:39 PM Report

woops, posted too early, here's some info from their site

|Elder abuse can sometimes also be a crime under the Criminal Code of Canada. Examples of possible crimes include:

Physical abuse such as assault, assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm, aggravated assault, sexual assault with a weapon, aggravated sexual assault, forcible confinement, murder or manslaughter;
Financial abuse such as theft, theft by holding power of attorney, stopping mail with intent, extortion, forgery or fraud;
Sexual abuse such as sexual assault with a weapon or aggravated sexual assault;
Neglect such as criminal negligence causing bodily harm or death or failure to provide necessaries of life; and
Emotional abuse such as intimidation, uttering threats or harassing telephone calls.


the police should be doing what they can..
Brianne 12/17/2012 10:31:54 PM Report

Here is another great site for information

http://www.onpea.org/english/elderabuse/helpforseniors.html
anabanana 12/17/2012 11:44:03 PM Report

Hi Mema,
I read with great interest, your "problems" for want of a better word. I don't think it is wise, to go into this dilemma, using this particular format. It takes so long to write out everything you want to say, or questions you would like to have answered.
My email is palowes@shaw.ca. Feel free to email me and if I don't know the answer to your question(s), I will get an answer for you. I can't gaurantee it will be the answer you want to hear. I am a retired nurse,and I won't say I have seen it all, but I am darn close.
On a personal note, I was executrix most recently; for my mom's Estate.
I also had General Power of Attorney,
and Power of attorney for her health care.
If I can be of help,in any way, please email me and perhaps we could talk.

One step and one day at a time.

A.
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