9 judgments found.

Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society

Country: Canada
Year: 2015
Court: Court of Appeal, British Columbia
Citation: 2015 BCCA 91
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

Mrs. Bentley was an 83-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. Mrs. Bentley had not spoken since 2010 and did not recognize anyone. In 1991 she had signed a directive that expressed her desire to be allowed to die and not be kept alive by artificial means or heroic measures in case there was no reasonable …Read more

Tags: Aged person, Diet, Elderly, Food, Health facilities, Incompetence, Long-term care, Mental competence, Neurological diseases, Patient choice, Unauthorized treatment
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L.N. & 21 Others v. Ministry of Health, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2015
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 218 of 2013
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioners suffered from renal failure and required frequent renal dialysis treatments. Kenyatta National Hospital did not have an adequate number of machines to serve Petitioners’ needs, and would often choose to treat in-patients before Petitioners. Furthermore, the National Hospital Insurance Fund would not reimburse Petitioners for treatments sought at private hospitals. Petitioners brought suit …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Kidney disease, Long-term care, Low income, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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Case D-358/2009

Country: Belarus
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Aging, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to education, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to food, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

Exercising its obligatory preliminary control powers, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus considered the constitutionality of the Law of the Republic of Belarus on Making Alterations and Addenda to Certain Laws of the Republic of Belarus on Social Protection of the Disabled People (the Law). The law made amendments and additions to previous …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Disabled, Elderly, Handicapped, Health funding, Informed choice, Long-term care, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Older persons, Patient choice, Physically challenged, Senior citizens, Social security
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Case C-727/09

Country: Colombia
Year: 2009
Court: Colombian Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Plena octubre 14, 2009, M.P.: María Victoria Calle Correa, Sentencia C-727/09 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Aging, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

Petitioner Hernán Antonio Barrero Bravo brought action challenging the constitutionality of Law 860 (Reform of the Social Security System law), alleging its violation of articles 48 (principle of progressive realization), 49 (principle of non-retrogression of social rights) and 53 (principle of non-retrogression in the protection given by the previous law) of the Constitution in changing …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Elderly, Health expenditures, Health insurance, Health regulation, Long-term care, Older persons, Senior citizens, Social security
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Case 1294-2004-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2004
Court: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia]
Citation: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia], Constitutional Judgment 12/94/2004-R, August 12, 2004 (Bol.)
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The National Commission on Benefits of the National Health Treasury (CNS) provided free medical insurance for the elderly. Alejandro Cuba Plaza, a beneficiary of CNS, was diagnosed with “terminal chronic kidney failure” and treated with ongoing hemodialysis at Obrero Hospital. After 52 weeks of treatment, CNS ordered the Director of Obrero Hospital to transfer Plaza …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Budget, Elderly, Health care technology, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Kidney disease, Long-term care, Low income, Older persons, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Senior citizens, Social security, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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R (on the application of Goldsmith) v. London Borough of Wandsworth

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2004] EWCA Div 1170
Health Topics: Aging, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

A local authority decided that an elderly woman, G, who had lived happily in residential care accommodation since 1996, should be moved to a nursing home. G applied to get the decision quashed, but this was refused. This case concerned her appeal of the refusal to quash the local authority’s decision. When G was moved …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Elderly, Health facilities, Home care, Long-term care, Nursing home, Older persons, Senior citizens
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Re BWV, ex parte Gardner

Country: Australia
Year: 2003
Court: Supreme Court of Victoria
Citation: (2003) 7 VR 487
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Diet and nutrition, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

This case was brought by the Public Advocate of Victoria as limited guardian of BWV, a woman aged 68 years, suffering from a fatal form of dementia (most likely Pick’s disease). At the time of bringing the case, BWV had not appeared conscious, nor had she had any cortical activity for approximately three years. Evidence …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Elderly, Food, Forced treatment, Incompetence, Involuntary treatment, Long-term care, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Neurological diseases, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Older persons, Palliative care, Patient choice, Senior citizens
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R (on the application of Heather) v. Leonard Cheshire Foundation

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2002
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2002] 2 All ER 936; [2002] EWCA Civ 366
Health Topics: Aging
Human Rights: Right to housing
Facts:

Elizabeth Heather and Hilary Collins are patients at a home called Le Court, which is owned and run by Leonard Cheshire Foundation (hereinafter referred to as “LCF”). The majority of patients at Le Court came from local authorities’ social services departments. Trustees of LCF decided to cease to operate Le Court in its present form …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Elderly, Home care, Long-term care, Nursing home, Older persons, Senior citizens
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Frank Cowl and Ors. v. Plymouth City Council

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2001
Court: High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, Queen's Bench Division
Citation: [2001] EWCA Civ 1935
Health Topics: Aging
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to housing, Right to privacy
Facts:

Residents of a residential elderly care facility sought judicial review of a decision to close the facility. Plymouth City Council (“Plymouth”), the owner and operator of several residential elderly care facilities, decided to close two of its facilities, including Granby Way, the home of the eight claimants. The claimants sought judicial review of Plymouth’s decision. …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Elderly, Forced displacement, Long-term care, Nursing home, Older persons, Senior citizens
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