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"This resource covers abuse and neglect occurring anywhere in Canada. It discusses relevant laws in each province and territory. The Practical Guide:

  • Explains what elder abuse is
  • Identifies guiding principles for best practice
  • Provides a summary of key laws relevant to elder abuse and neglect
  • Identifies obligations to respond to abuse, neglect and risk
  • Identifies key agencies to contact if you are concerned that an older adult is being abused or neglected
  • Outlines the relationship between mental capacity and abuse
  • Discusses the impact of professional confidentiality obligations and privacy law on abuse and neglect response
  • Provides a list of resource agencies

To learn more about the updated Practical Guide, watch Krista James’ recent webinar: Exploring the Updated Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada

Source: Canadian Centre for Elder Law

 

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