Tag Archives: Law

‘E-tagging’ – Safety vs. dignity

The use of ‘e-tagging’ devices in aged residential care in New Zealand is not yet common, but could become so, especially when managing the behaviour of dementia patients who are prone to wandering. In Singapore, there have been a number of pilot programmes using radio-frequency identification tags (RFID) or blue tooth …

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Do we need a law change?

We all know that the health system is gearing up to cope with an ageing population, but what about the legal system? There are many laws that specifically affect older people that potentially could do with a review as our society has changed a lot since most of them were …

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Incapacity & the Elderly Trustee

As a nation, our population is aging.  Alongside this is an increase in the number of people who can no longer continue to manage their own affairs due to mental incapacity. Where the incapacitated person is the Trustee of a family or discretionary trust that can make the administration of …

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