DESK REVIEWS | 04.05.02.04. Provisions exist which provide for regular inspections of human rights conditions and/or care quality by an independent body in facilities where people with dementia reside

DESK REVIEW | 04.05.02.04. Provisions exist which provide for regular inspections of human rights conditions and/or care quality by an independent body in facilities where people with dementia reside

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The Ministry of Social Affair monitors institutions providing care to older people through direct visits, supervision, and regular evaluation to ensure the provision of sustainable quality care adhering to standards (Ministry of Social Affairs Republic of Indonesia, 2018).

References:

Ministry of Social Affairs Republic of Indonesia. (2018). Ministry of Social Affairs Regulation No. 5/2018 on National Standard of Older People Social Rehabilitation (Permensos No. 5/2018 tentang Standar Nasional Rehabilitasi Sosial Lanjut Usia).

The care and protection of older members of society bill, 2018; PART VI section 33 (1) states that “the county executive committee member shall, for purposes of monitoring and evaluating the provision of services by homes registered under this Act, appoint such number of inspectors as the county executive committee member may consider appropriate” (Republic of Kenya, 2018b), page 354.

References:

Republic of Kenya. (2018b). The Care and Protection of Older Members of Society Bill, 2018. Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 73 (Senate Bills No. 17), pp. 333–363. Nairobi, Kenya. http://www.parliament.go.ke/sites/default/files/2018-08/The%20Care%20and%20Protection%20of%20Older%20Members%20of%20Society%20Bill%2C%202018.pdf

There are clinical practice guidelines for the detection and management of elder abuse (CENETEC, 2013; IMSS, 2013). But they do not make any specifications about people living with dementia.

References:

CENETEC. (2013). Detección y Manejo del Maltrato en el Adulto Mayor. www.cenetec.salud.gob.mx

IMSS. (2013). Guía de Práctica Clínica GPC. Detección y manejo del maltrato en el adulto mayor.

Guided by the South African Human Rights Commission Act 40 of 2013 (South African Human Rights Commission Act 40 of 2013, 2014), the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is a body that investigates violations and conditions of human rights for all vulnerable populations in South Africa (safeguarding against exploitation, violence and abuse). The SAHRC has held an investigative hearing into systematic complaints relating to the treatment of older persons in 2015 (SAHRC, 2015). This investigation focused on stakeholder engagements, informing the public about violations brought to its attention, as well as identifying systemic issues that are in violation of older persons’ constitutional rights.

References:

SAHRC. (2015). Investigative Hearing Report: Investigating hearing into systemic complaints relating to the treatment of Older Persons. Available from: http://www.sahrc.org.za/construction-site/home/21/files/SAHRC Investigative hearing report.pdf

South African Human Rights Commission Act 40 of 2013, Pub. L. No. No.40 of 2013, 1 (2014). http://www.joasa.org.za/2013-040.pdf