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February 12, 2010

Federal bucks DISCRIMNATORY support for Seniors

 

 

Elder abuse is physical or psychological mistreatment, medical neglect, or financial exploitation of the elderly intentional or unintentional. Abuse usually becomes more frequent and severe over time. Any Neglect that results in physical or psychological harm is considered an  abuse.
 
I rightfully readily do demand the prosecution of all abusers guilty of abuses that I witness including   neglect, neglect  is the failure to provide food, medicine, medical care, personal care, or other necessities to an elderly persons or someone else too.
   
Sadly even the Professionals, medical workers, legal guardians even these days too often  found guilty of abusing  the elderly in reality. All emergency medical personnel are required  to resuscitate and stabilize patients until they are brought safely to a hospital as well. All medical personnel, doctors, nurses they must all  must notify their patient of theirs policies, plans, procedures beforehand  as long as the patient is in fully capacity or they have to next deal first with a court appointed guardian. No Doctor, medical personnel, hospital administrator  can make a decision to kill, murder patients still  or take any medical action without the patients prior informed approval, nor can hey neglect the good, essential medical care of the patient in their custody.
 
The law always presumes that an adult eighteen years of age or older is always still capable of handling his/her own affairs. And the only way someone can be a full legal guardian for a person who is eighteen years old or older is to be appointed by the  Queen’s court.  Kinship care providers are common, often composed of non-parent relatives who have become the primary or sole personal care givers for their elderly parents who may be next   unable to care for themselves.  These persons are often older relatives, and particularly sons or daughters. Any one appointing or naming a proxy care giver, guardian does not mean that same persons now  has given up any authority or choice.  As long as the person is able to make decisions, his or her consent is required for medical treatment, regardless of what the patient’s agent or written instructions may say. Proxy changes and additions  are permissible..  The services of a lawyer can be helpful, but a lawyer is not required.
 
A person physically unable to execute an advance directive may provide oral instructions that are reduced to writing by a doctor or another person, acting for the patient.  You still can not force any person to do what he does not want to do if it is an non critical medical issue . So as a matter of law, the medical providers cannot treat an individual against his or her wishes,  including any wishes contained in a directive with the sole exception of directives, proxy   that are contrary  to   the patient’s good, well being or the possible, certainty of their personal medical negative complications. As a matter of law, medical providers can treat an individual against his or her wishes, including wishes contained in a directive or contrary to the decision of the patient’s authorized proxy if their life, health is being endangered but they all can still be held  accountable now for anything they do as well here too. In case of  major disagreement among family members about the essential medical care of a family member in such situations the patients do also risk having medical decisions made contrary to their wishes,   by other persons they would not choose. 
 
All non court appointed health care proxy care givers or non court appointed Guardianship  they can always still be readily verbally revoked by the patient. It is possible to terminate a guardianship and restore an incapacitated person’s rights if he or she regains capacity or has not lost their capacities..
 
Many legal, proxy or court appointed  guardian also, even found guilty of abusing the elderly. So often some one can makes sure that the guardian is acting appropriately on behalf of the incapacitated person. More than two-thirds of the abuse perpetrators are firstly family members, typically adult children, most often those serving as caregivers or guardians.  Federal and provincial governments have enacted legislation addressing domestic or institutional abuse of the elderly. Statutory definitions of elder abuse may include physical abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, abandonment, and physical, health related issues neglect.  And the courts may see elder abuse in a variety of contexts: criminal cases of assault, battery, rape or theft (which may carry enhanced penalties when committed against an older person); civil fraud or conversion matters; personal injury action; guardianship  abuse ; and possible criminal or civil cases regarding poor guardianship,  financial exploitation or inadequate institutional care Sadly as we all do know power can often go to one heads, as well as being vulnerable to temptations, abuses,  especially when persons are appointed as Proxy Kinship care givers, or court appointed Guardians.
 
The fact of life is that no one is above the law, not even a spouse,  relative, doctor, nurse, corporation, or anyone else for the matter. All persons world wide can still be prosecuted by either the government, governing  boards,  the courts and human rights commission for the abuse of another person, including elderly persons abuse,  their human rights abuses, even thefts from them as well. As simple as that now too.
 
 

 

State Minister Diane Ablonczy  has said senior abuse is a growing problem not just in Calgary but nationwide. “Older people love their families but often neglect and abuse come from their own families,” said the State Minister Diane Ablonczy.
 
 AND WHY HAD  SHE LEFT OUT THAT STRANGERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE ABUSIVE NOW TOO, THE STRANGERS IN HOSPITALS, OLD AGE HOMES, CONVALESCENT HOMES? CAUSE THAT WAS TOO HARD TO TACKLE AND COULD NOT GIVE HER AN EASY PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
 
Now in the space of 1 month  I now have seen 5 persons die in a Hospital, convalescent  home too , and that was what they had looked like after their death in reality..
 
 
 I do not know about you but I am really getting rigthfully fed up with these lame, ostrich Conservative Ministers! http://postedat.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/the-still-unrepentant-wicked-persons/

Michael Ignatieff.  M.P  Leader of the Opposition Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada clearly should give more attention on dealing with elderly abuses over grandstanding with abortion..

Jack Layton of the New Democratic Party (NDP) is now the best-ranked federal party leader in Canada, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. 29 per cent of respondents approve of Layton’s performance.  The approval rating for Canadian prime minister and Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper stands at 26 per cent. 15 per cent of respondents approve of the way Liberal and Official Opposition leader Michael Ignatieff is handling his duties.
http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/view/35093/layton_surpasses_harper_in_canada/

See also
 
Now in regard to:
– Last Will and Testament Create a perfect,  legal Will from the comfort of your home.
 Power of Attorney Name someone to handle your finances should you ever become incapacitated.  And in order to be a legal document your Power of Attorney must be signed in the presence of two witnesses.
  “General Power of Attorney” is the authorization for another person to act on your behalf for legal, financial or business matters. 
  “Durable Power of Attorney” has the same authorization, but the powers continue to be effective even if you become mentally incapacitated or incompetent for any reason. 
– Living Will Specify your health care wishes in case you are ever unable to communicate.

Most Will Kits and related documents, no matter where you acquire them, are going to be very similar. There is now sill a   false demand being promoted by the legal establishment that all persons do need a last will and testament, or a power of attorney, or any changes  to be made solely by a very troublesome and costly Notary even in Quebec. Rather all exiting provincial governments should have readily available a simple form that could be filled out and witnessed, saving the persons money and hassles.

  

 

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