All posts in the ‘Elder Abuse’ category

Are there new Amendments coming to the Adult Guardianship Act?

In a previous post, we discussed amendments to the Patients Property Act that will come into effect on December 1 2014.  There are  also amendments to the Adult Guardianship Act that will come into effect on that date. The amendments will: affect the manner in which the Public Guardian and Trustee is appointed to manage… View this post »

Summary: The 2012-2013 Public Guardian and Trustee Annual Report

The B.C. Public Guardian and Trustee (“PGT”) recently issued its Annual Report for 2012-2013.   From 2012–2013, the PGT served approximately 30,300 clients and managed approximately $893 million of client assets. Most PGT clients have some vulnerability often resulting from their status as minors or mental incapability.  Clients can include:   • Children in continuing care… View this post »

Elderly couple’s double suicide raises the issue of physician-assisted death

A news item was posted on CBC news on October 30, 2013 after an elderly couple plunged 18 stories from their penthouse apartment to their death in Toronto.  The article quoted mental health experts who say that suicide rates are climbing among the elderly. Given the increasing demographic bulge of aging baby boomers, that is… View this post »