Chapter Six Resources and Appendix in Legal Issues in Residential Care

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Chapter Resources[edit]

  • Ministry of Health. (July 2011). Health Care Providers' Guide to Consent to Health Care
  • Restrictions on the Authority of a Temporary Substitute Decision Maker

Proposes guidelines aimed to help administrators and clinical leaders develop their own guidelines to support healthy and safe sexual expression for adults living in care facilities.

General Reading[edit]

(Please note, although these resources are useful for general discussions, they are based outside of the British Columbia legal context)

Appendix: Examples[edit]

Examples of Financial Decisions in Residential Care[edit]

Financial / legal (property) decisions which specifically relate to residents of long-term care facilities
  • contracting with the long-term care facility for payment of the accommodation fees and fees for other services,
  • the management of the resident's trust account, if any, at the facility, and
  • the management of the "comfort allowance" or other pocket money.

Examples of Legal and Personal Care Decisions in Residential Care[edit]

Personal Care decisions which specifically relate to residents of long-term care facilities
  • the decision for admission to a facility,
  • decisions about medical treatment and the resident's care plan,
  • decisions about personal assistance services,
  • all the basic decisions about diet, clothing, and hygiene, and
  • decisions about the use and application of safety devices and physical restraints.

This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support, June 2014.