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Ituna Senior Home Forces 93-Year-Old With Heart Problems To Move

11/26/2014 10:57 EST | Updated 01/26/2015 05:59 EST
REGINA - An Edmonton man says the transfer of his ailing 93-year-old Saskatchewan mother from one seniors' home to another against her doctor's advice shows the need for a seniors' advocate in the province.

Garry Krushelnicki says his mom, Emily, was at a lodge in her hometown of Ituna but was transferred to Foam Lake.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday at the Saskatchewan legislature, Krushelnicki says his mother was devastated by news of the transfer and he eventually brought her back to Ituna when a permanent bed could be found.

His mother has congestive heart problems and her doctor had advised that she should stay in Ituna

The Opposition NDP says the woman's story highlights the need for a seniors' advocate.

Premier Brad Wall says the provincial ombudsman has been given more money to investigate seniors' issues, and if they become overwhelming, the province would consider appointing someone to do the work. (CKRM, CJME)

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