The physical, mental, verbal, medical abuse, or neglect of any person, minors or elders included, is still a a criminal act and more criminals would find themselves now next in Jail if more people did know the laws on the subject now as well.
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.