Consultation paper on law and the elderly

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300256
Title:
Consultation paper on law and the elderly
Authors:
Law Reform Commission
Publisher:
Law Reform Commission
Issue Date:
Jun-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300256
Additional Links:
http://www.lawreform.ie/_fileupload/CPS%202004%20and%20older/cplawandelderly.pdf
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Increased longevity and the increase in the numbers of people living to advanced age should be regarded as a triumph and a cause for celebration. However, as with most human achievements, it may give rise to problems. Elderly people require support from income maintenance, health, housing and personal social services. The Law Reform Commission is conscious that the elderly constitute a significant and growing group who may also need specific support and protection from the legal system.1 While the majority of elderly people do not need any special legal support or protection, there is a significant minority who, because of illness or disability, impaired mental capacity or social and economic dependency do need protection. They may require protection from physical or mental abuse. They may need protection from misuse of their money or property. At some stage they may need help with making decisions and ultimately may need a substitute decision maker. This is a matter of interest to everyone and not just to the current generation of elderly people – any one of us could become a vulnerable adult in need of protection. This Consultation Paper is concerned with legal mechanisms for the protection of such vulnerable elderly people.
Keywords:
LAW; OLDER PEOPLE
Series/Report no.:
CP 23 - 2003
ISSN:
1393 – 3140

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLaw Reform Commissionen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-29T14:16:15Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-29T14:16:15Z-
dc.date.issued2003-06-
dc.identifier.issn1393 – 3140-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/300256-
dc.descriptionIncreased longevity and the increase in the numbers of people living to advanced age should be regarded as a triumph and a cause for celebration. However, as with most human achievements, it may give rise to problems. Elderly people require support from income maintenance, health, housing and personal social services. The Law Reform Commission is conscious that the elderly constitute a significant and growing group who may also need specific support and protection from the legal system.1 While the majority of elderly people do not need any special legal support or protection, there is a significant minority who, because of illness or disability, impaired mental capacity or social and economic dependency do need protection. They may require protection from physical or mental abuse. They may need protection from misuse of their money or property. At some stage they may need help with making decisions and ultimately may need a substitute decision maker. This is a matter of interest to everyone and not just to the current generation of elderly people – any one of us could become a vulnerable adult in need of protection. This Consultation Paper is concerned with legal mechanisms for the protection of such vulnerable elderly people.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLaw Reform Commissionen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCP 23 - 2003en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.lawreform.ie/_fileupload/CPS%202004%20and%20older/cplawandelderly.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectLAWen_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.titleConsultation paper on law and the elderlyen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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