Principal, Catherine Henry, comments on the Royal Commission into aged care and the link between the quality of aged care and staff ratios. However, providers currently make staffing decisions without recourse to any regulatory standards.
Recently, our team from Catherine Henry Lawyers attended the Hunter Blitz event to raise money for Ovarian Cancer. Jill Hall and Jill Emberson were two notable speakers who spoke out about ovarian cancer with inspiring strength and courage. We congratulate them and continue to support ovarian cancer.
Hunter-based law firm, Catherine Henry Lawyers, is one of the first organisations in Australia to use a new, first of its kind, tool-kit designed to help the nation’s lawyers better identify and combat the growing problem of elder abuse.
The recently released Identifying & Acting on Elder Abuse: A Toolkit for Legal Practitioners covers lawyers’ ethical responsibilities which includes duties of confidentiality & discusses screening techniques & checklists to help practitioners in raising the topic with their older clients.
Catherine Henry Lawyers is committed to raising awareness of this issue and assisting clients at risk of experiencing abuse.
Hunter Headline reports: although Principal, Catherine Henry has built a name locally in the legal industry for much longer than a decade, Catherine Henry Lawyers has celebrated a significant milestone of 10 years serving people in Newcastle and regional NSW.
A leading Hunter law firm says local people are under utilising such as advanced care directives and enduring power of attorney documents which means they and their families are not properly prepared for end of life decision making.
Newcastle specialist health and elder care lawyer Catherine Henry says the budget had not tackled key issues for aged care residents, leaving Australians in aged care facilities unable received appropriate care
Former Newcastle Law Society president Ms Henry, the daughter of former Newcastle City councillor Margaret, said the decision to relocate from Hunter Street to 133 King Street was to accommodate her 27 staff.
What can be done to reduce the incidence of death and inadequate treatment of the frail elderly in our community?
Vulnerable older Australians miss out in Budget
This week’s Federal Budget did little for older Hunter people, particularly the growing number of vulnerable people needing aged care at home or in facilities. Our politicians all say older Australians and aged care is a priority but most Budget…
Taree solicitor joins Hunter firm on her mission to help people stand up against rogue doctors
A Taree solicitor has joined a specialist health and medical law firm as part of her mission to better help people in the Manning and other parts of regional NSW to stand up against rogue doctors and health professionals. Erin…
Hunter law firm first to use University of Newcastle designed elder abuse toolkit
Hunter-based law firm, Catherine Henry Lawyers, is one of the first organisations in Australia to use a new, first of its kind, tool-kit designed to help the nation’s lawyers better identify and combat the growing problem of elder abuse. Identifying…
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15) shines a spotlight on increasing financial abuse. Local elder law expert calls on Governments to take faster action to prevent it A local expert in elder law and advocate for those experiencing elder…