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August 26th 2014:Autonomy for the Aged

Krista James is National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, http://www.bcli.org/ccel, and staff lawyer with the British Columbia Law Institute. She describes the Centre’s work. She explains the benefits and risks of autonomy for the elderly. She discusses uniform standards for fire protection of the elderly living in retirement homes and long-term care facilities. She describes guidance she would like to see widely adopted for protecting seniors against elder abuse while respecting their autonomy; for personal service workers and professional staff when an elderly person insists on

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Krista James

Krista James is National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, www.bcli.org, and a staff lawyer with the British Columbia Law Institute. Her work involves policy analysis, legal research, law reform, public legal education, and providing advice to government on legal issues impacting older people and family caregivers. She works with people from health care, law, labor, finance and justice. She’s written and spoken on abuse and neglect of older people, financial elder abuse, financial literacy, adult guardianship, mental capacity and family caregiving. She was lead author of the Centre’s study paper, Care/Work: Law Reform to Support Family Caregivers to Balance Paid Work and Unpaid
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