Join us to learn about how COVID has highlighted some key issues with respect to understanding the rights and responsibilities of people with memory or cognitive impairment and those who care for them. This webinar will highlight how and when capacity and consent need to be assessed or evaluated and some tips for clients, family and friends to ensure that the health and safety needs of our loved ones is balanced with the legal right of every capable adult to make their own choices and decisions.
Feb 4, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Feb 4, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Understanding Consent Capacity : Assessments During COVID
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Shauna MacEachern (Occupational Therapist and Designated Capacity Assessor, @Owner of Capacity Advocate & Risk Evaluations for Seniors (CARES))
Shauna is an Occupational Therapist with 25 years experience. Much of her career was spent visiting seniors and adults with disabilities in their own homes through the Community Care Access Center and Veteran’s Affairs Canada. She has many years experience in working with people with memory or cognitive impairment, and their families and caregivers. Since 2012 she has been trained as a Designated Capacity Assessor by the Ministry of the Attorney General. Over the past 8 years she has built an exceptional reputation as an experienced and fair advocate for people with cognitive impairment and those who are vulnerable to elder abuse.
Shauna is a member of the Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Elder Abuse Prevention Network for several years. She has been a member of both the GAIN Advisory Team, the Haliburton Service Providers Network and the City of Kawartha Lakes Situation Table.