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Safety Planning for Older Adults: Roles of a POA/SDM and the OPGT
As with other forms of family violence and domestic abuse, dealing with elder abuse can be very complex. Often older adults, living in an abusive relationship, whether with their partner or a family member, may not want to leave their home, remaining in an abusive environment.
Healthcare workers and stakeholders working in the VAW/DV sector, are well situated to support older adults in these kinds of situations, however there are times when workers are unsure on how to support an older adult who has a Power of Attorney (POA) or a Substitute Decision Maker (SDM). Understanding the role of a POA/SDM and the role of the Office of the Public Guardian of Trustees (OPGT) can help workers understand the legislation and how to effectively support an older adult with a safety plan.
Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the complexity of the intersection of Elder Abuse, Domestic Violence and Family Violence
2. Understand legislation as it pertains to the: SDA, HCCA, LTCHA, RHA
3. Understand the Role of a POA/SDM
4. Understand the Role of the OPGT
5. Be aware of Provincial resources that can assist in safety planning with older adults
When: December 4th 2017 from 11:00 am-12:30pm EST
Registration Fee: $15.00
Where: This webinar will be held via GoToWebinar format.
Please click the link below for registration and more details