Archive for the ‘Elder Care’ Category

The Giving Tree Becomes The Dying Tree

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

This blog is about the 'D' words: disease, decay, decline and death.   It is also about the death of my neighbour’s tree. What is the relationship of a dying tree to estates and trusts? I think the connection is about loss and emotions. Our neighbour’s 100  plus year old tree had ...

Consent for Treatment and Conflicts between Substitute Decision Makers: Options for Resolution

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

As per the Health Care Consent Act (HCCA), and equally applicable to the Mental Health Act (MHA), capacity to consent to treatment is defined as: A person is capable with respect to a treatment if the person is able to understand the information that is relevant to making a decision about the ...