Adult Guardianship by L5gP4O

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									Protecting Adults




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Support & Assistance


 For Abused or Neglected
         Adults


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         British Columbia has four new laws that
          • promote an adult’s right to self-determination
          • provide support and protection for those
            vulnerable to abuse or incapable of making their
            own decisions




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           Adult Guardianship Act

          For people who are unable to
           seek help on their own
            • physical restraint
            • physical handicap
            • illness or injury
          28 February 2000


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                Adult Guardianship

          Defines
            • Abuse
            • Neglect
            • Self neglect




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                Adult Guardianship

          Promotes provision of informal
           support and assistance
          Tools for formal intervention




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        Principles & Presumptions

          Self determination and choice
          Most effective but least
           intrusive support
          Adults are presumed capable




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                                  Agencies

          RCMP
          Continuing care
          Mental Health
          Community Living
          Assault programs
          Legal services

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                                  Abuse

          Deliberate mistreatment
                • psychological
                • physical
                • sexual
                • financial
                • neglect




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                                  Neglect

          Failure to provide necessary
            •   care
            •   assistance
            •   guidance
            •   attention




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                                  Neglect

          Failure that leads to
            • serious harm
                • physical
                • mental
                • emotional
            • substantial
                • damage to assets
                • loss of assets

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                          Self Neglect

          Failure that leads to
            • serious harm
                • physical
                • mental
                • emotional
            • substantial
                • damage to assets
                • loss of assets

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                          Self Neglect

          Grossly unsanitary living space
          Untreated illness or injury
          Malnutrition
          Hazardous lifestyle
          Illness or injury likely to lead to
           loss of assets

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                            Self Abuse

          Grossly unsanitary
          Untreated
          Malnutrition
          Hazardous lifestyle
          Illness or injury likely to lead to
           loss of assets

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           Intervention Principles

          Adults are entitled
            • to live in the manner they wish
            • to accept or refuse
                • support
                • assistance
                • protection

          Adults must not harm others
          Adults must be capable of
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           Intervention Principles

          For self or assets
          Most effective / least intrusive
            • support
            • assistance
            • protection



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           Intervention Principles

          Court is last resort
          Only after everything else has
           been tried or carefully
           considered




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                Actual Intervention

          Adults are entitled to
            • live as they wish
            • refuse all offers of help
                • if capable
          However, if a report is made
          Adult Guardianship Act says the
           First Step is involve the Adult
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                Intervention Support

          Give the help wanted
            •   friends
            •   family
            •   advocates
            •   agencies
                • homemaking
                • health care
                • Court
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                          Assessment

          Able to make decisions ?
          Risk of harm ?
          Emergency ?
          Which agency ?




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            Community Response
                Network

          Appropriate co-ordinated
           response to adult
            • abuse
            • neglect
            • self neglect




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            Community Response
                Network

          CRN will
            •   provide education & advocacy
            •   work toward prevention
            •   develop response protocols
            •   support responder agencies
            •   monitor response


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            Community Response
                Network

          Membership
            • Any person
            • Any group
                • community
                • professional
            • Any government agency



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            Community Response
                Network

          Designated agencies
            • current responders will have
              certain responsibilities
                • responding to reports
                • developing plans
                • involving the adult
                • intervening in emergencies
            • CRN will augment
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Adults are presumed
      capable




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