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When Elder Abuse Involves the Police "Calling the police is an important way for the abused older adult to be protected and one way to prevent future occurances." 

Source: The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta

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Legal Issues in Residential Care An Advocates Manual "The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS) is proud to present our Clicklaw Wikibook, Legal Issues in Residential Care: An Advocate’s Manual, an online guide to legal issues with regard to residential care in British Columbia, and the processes and solutions needed to deal with them. This e-book is primarily meant for legal and health care professionals working to support people in residential care, as well as the BCCEAS legal team."

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The Legal Toolkit for Seniors provides an overview of various legal  tools that might help mentally competent seniors to plan for a safe and secure future.

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Download the full toolkit here

Source:  Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick

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CAOT Legal

"Produced by the Canadian Centre for Elder Law for the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, this resource will
 • Provide a summary of key laws relevant to elder abuse and neglect • Identify obligations to respond to abuse, neglect and risk
• Identify key agencies to contact if you are concerned that an older adult is being abused or neglected
• Outline the relationship between mental capacity and the law in relation to elder abuse
• Discuss the impact of professional confidentiality obligations and privacy law on the ability of professionals to disclose an older adult’s confidential information in order to follow up on concerns regarding abuse and neglect
• Provide a list of resources."

Source: Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

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practicalguidetoelderabuse coverscreenshot"This Guide contains an overview of elder abuse and neglect law in Canada. Although this guide may be helpful to anyone interested in this area of law, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) (CCEL) produced this elder abuse legal resource to assist the following agencies to produce educational materials of relevance to their members:

  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
  • Canadian Nurses Association
  • Fédération des associations de juristes d’expression française
  • Fédération des locataires d’habitations à modique du Québec
  • Fondation du centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Vieille-Capitale

This tool has been designed to apply to abuse and neglect occurring anywhere in Canada.  Each province and territory has a unique set of laws that apply to elder abuse.  See Section D for a summary of the laws in the province or territory in which you work or volunteer.

The following material will: Introduce the concept of elder abuse; Provide a summary of key laws relevant to elder abuse and neglect; Identify obligations to respond to abuse, neglect and risk; Identify key agencies to contact if you are concerned that an older adult is being abused or neglected; Outline the relationship between mental capacity and the law in relation to elder abuse; Discuss the impact of professional confidentiality obligations and privacy law on the ability of professionals to disclose an older adult’s confidential information in order to follow up on concerns regarding abuse and neglect; and Provide a list of resources."

Source: Canadian Centre for Elder Law

 

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