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Category: Ethical,Spritual,Legal - Legal
Updated on: 11-Jun-2016

Title: Dementia Friendly America: Guides for Sector; Legal

Website: http://www.dfamerica.org/sector-guides-1/

Description: Based on the work of ACT on Alzheimers, the DFA website has separate guides for different businesses and services within the community. They are a basic introduction to the types of things services can be mindful of implementing when working with someone living with dementia.

Source/Link: http://www.actonalz.org/ (DFA is based on ACT on ALZ)

Target Audience: This resource is specifically for legal services, with advice about what to be aware of, what to be mindful of when working with someone living with dementia, and potential signs of abuse

Appropriate Audience: All people could benefit from this information.

Notes: These guides are based on another organisations work.

Pricing: Nil. If the information is being used, contact with ACT on Alz is required before modification occurs.

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 25 Jan 2017, 3:41 PM

Title: He Ara Tika, A pathway forward: The scope and role of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) in relation to aged care and disability residences and facilities

Source/Link: https://www.hrc.co.nz/files/9314/7251/4226/He_Ara_Tika_Report_2016.pdf

Description: In light of growing concerns about the treatment of people residing in locked aged care facilities, dementia units, compulsory care facilities, community-based homes and residences for disabled persons, this report reviews the applicability of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) to those situations. In particular, it considers whether the scope of the OPCAT should be expanded in New Zealand to include the monitoring of aged care facilities and disability residences, places in which residents often have physical and mental vulnerabilities.

Target Audience: Health care practitioners, carers, aged care providers, aged/disability care residential facilities

Contact:

Email: infoline@hrc.co.nz 

InfoLine: 0800 496 877 (toll free)

Fax: 09 377 3593 (Attn: InfoLine)

TXT: 0210 236 4253

Website: https://www.hrc.co.nz/contact/


Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 03 May 2017, 3:23 PM

Preventing & Addressing Abuse & Neglect of Older Adults.

Person Centred, Collaborative, System Wide Approaches

https://rnao.ca/sites/rnao-ca/files/Preventing_Abuse_and_Neglect_of_Older_Adults_English_WEB.pdf


This is a guide published by the RNAO (Registered Nurses Association of Ontario).

This nursing best practice guideline is a comprehensive document providing resources for evidence based nursing practice. It is not intended to be a manual or “how to” guide but rather a template or tool to guide best practices in preventing and addressing abuse and neglect of older adults. The guideline should be reviewed and applied in accordance with both the needs of the individual organizations or practice settings and the needs and preferences of the older adult.

In addition, the guideline provides an overview of appropriate structures and supports for providing the best possible evidence-based care. Nurses, other health-care providers and administrators who lead and facilitate practice changes will find this document invaluable for developing policies, procedures, protocols, educational programs and assessments, interventions and documentation tools. Nurses and other health-care providers in direct care will benefit from reviewing the recommendations and the evidence that supports them. We particularly recommend that practice settings adapt these guidelines in formats that are user-friendly for daily use.

Contributor: Shereen  Moloney - 02 Nov 2018, 2:05 PM

Preventing & Addressing Abuse & Neglect of Older Adults

Person Centred, Collaborative, System Wide Approaches

https://rnao.ca/sites/rnao-ca/files/Preventing_Abuse_and_Neglect_of_Older_Adults_English_WEB.pdf


This is a guide published by the RNAO (Registered Nurses Association of Ontario).


This nursing best practice guideline is a comprehensive document providing resources for evidence based nursing practice. It is not intended to be a manual or “how to” guide but rather a template or tool to guide best practices in preventing and addressing abuse and neglect of older adults. The guideline should be reviewed and applied in accordance with both the needs of the individual organizations or practice settings and the needs and preferences of the older adult. In addition, the guideline provides an overview of appropriate structures and supports for providing the best possible evidence-based care. Nurses, other health-care providers and administrators who lead and facilitate practice changes will find this document invaluable for developing policies, procedures, protocols, educational programs and assessments, interventions and documentation tools. Nurses and other health-care providers in direct care will benefit from reviewing the recommendations and the evidence that supports them. We particularly recommend that practice settings adapt these guidelines in formats that are user-friendly for daily use



Contributor: Shereen  Moloney - 02 Nov 2018, 2:13 PM