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Elder Care Law Is Still In Its Infancy. So What Do We Need To Prioritise?

Shanti Abraham , President, Medico-Legal Society | Chai Sen Tyng, Senior Research Officer, Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing (MyAgeing), Universiti Putra Malaysia

23-May-23 14:00

Elder Care Law Is Still In Its Infancy. So What Do We Need To Prioritise?

The care and well-being of older adults in our rapidly ageing society is a huge question mark. In a society which still places much emphasis on filial piety, adult children are often expected to shoulder the responsibility for their older parents. But is this enough? With the Senior Citizens’ Bill expected to be tabled next year, we take another look at what is needed for older adults to have a good quality of life, and what role might a Mental Capacity Act play instead.

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Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Lim Sue Ann

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Categories:  governmentLaw/ActivismFamily/Parentingfinancial wellness

Tags:  mental capacity actlive & learnthe bigger picturesenior citizens actolder adultsageing societypreventing elder abuse and neglect initiativesocial protection

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