This publication provides general information about Powers of Attorney that deal with finances and property, and general information about joint bank accounts. As laws dealing with Powers of Attorney are specific to each province and territory, it is important to understand the laws where you live before making any decisions. It is also important, before opening a joint bank account, to understand the legal consequences associated with such accounts. 24 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.
This handout describes aging in place and it's benefits. It includes a checklist to help individuals to assess their readiness and preferences in a variety of domains. 20 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.
This report for the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors (Canada) provides an introduction to the issue of social isolation, how to prevent and address social isolation and suggestions for next steps. 56 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.
Today, many elders are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation in a plethora of ways. Unfortunately, an excess of these cases go unreported and unnoticed to the public. With that said, it is important to address the topic to prevent elder abuse from becoming more prevalent. This guide will address the different types of elder abuse, how to address and prevent them, and also how to avoid becoming a elderly victim of theft. Last reviewed June 2018.
Cette vidéo explique la loi en Ontario qui exige que tous les professionnels de la santé obtiennent un consentement éclairé (ou un refus) avant d'administrer un traitement ou des soins. La capacité mentale peut varier le type de décision à prendre, à chaque nouvelle décision. Apprenez-en davanatge sur le consentement, la planification préalable des soins et le rôle de mandataire à www.planificationprealable.ca.