Another man hobbled to the door, telling Crane he didn’t understand why he couldn’t access disability support. Continue reading Senior told Crane He Can’t Get DSP
Disabilities get small concessions in Ontario from political parties
By Ed Montigny, Staff Lawyer, ARCH
If you review the election platforms of the three major parties you will find little in the way of policies aimed directly at assisting persons with disabilities.
It is clear that the discussions of the economy, jobs and taxes dominate, although health care issues and education also receive attention from all parties. Continue reading Disability Issues Get Attention in Ontario Election
The tall, beautiful woman lay on the floor of her apartment dead and invisible for 5 months
She was a tall, beautiful and intelligent Irish woman of a proud Prince Edward Island family.
Those eyes of hers could flash with wit, laughter and life.
They were also windows to a tortured soul who struggled for 30 years with mental illness and disability. Continue reading Invisible death of an invisible woman
Bureaucratic double speak tries to paper over neglect of disabled senior dead in her apartment for five months evoking “sad emotions” in civil service
There is more to the death of Elizabeth Berrigan than the Province of PEI wants to admit.
Nor is the media telling the whole story.
Berrigan was a person living with a disability in a subsidized government housing unit and largely abandoned despite her needs.
Berrigan’s ignominious and tragic end – alone and dead in her apartment for five months – should be a wake up call that things are not OK. Continue reading PEI Government Washes Hands in Senior’s Death
Neglect from PEI government to blame, officially sanctioned abuse of elders
A 60-year-old disabled woman was found dead in her apartment Tuesday this week in Charlottetown.
She died apparently in November 2010, almost five months ago, of natural causes. Continue reading Disabled senior found dead after five months
PEI celebrates the day with plagiarism, pontificating and prevarication
The world celebrates UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. On Prince Edward Island, we can look forward to political hot air.
The appropriate minister will rise in the Legislature to acknowledge her love for and empathy with the situation of Islanders living with disabilities. Those speeches are fulsome, with profound words that puff up those who listen. In reality, they are hollow with pontificating and prevarication. Continue reading Will UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities mean anything on PEI
8,980 seniors on PEI live with disability across Canada there are 1.8 million seniors with disabilities
Disability is a fact of life for seniors. About 40% of seniors in Canada have one or more disabilities.
They need assistive devices and home care to remain living independent in their homes. In the third of a four part series we explore who are these seniors and what are their disabilities using Prince Edward Island as the model. Continue reading How many seniors are living with disabilities
Seniors with disabilities should have the choice of living independently
Disability is a fact of life for seniors. About 40% of seniors in Canada have one or more disabilities. They need assistive devices and home care to remain living independent in their homes. In the first of a four part series we explore home care as an option for seniors with disabilities.
The lack of disability supports for seniors is forcing them into institutions. When they can no longer cope at home because they are too disabled, the system is geared to institutionalize them. Warehousing seniors with disabilities is an old model of how to solve the problem.
Seniors on Prince Edward Island need support from the PEI Disability Support Program to maintain independent lives in their own homes. 1,630 Islanders 65 years and older with disabilities need assistive devices and home care.
PRLog – Seniors on Prince Edward Island need support from the PEI Disability Support Program (DSP) to maintain independent lives in their own homes.
The current policies support the institutionalization of seniors with disabilities in public or private institutions. Continue reading PEI seniors with disabilities forced into institutions