Regulated professionals are those who are required to be registered with regulatory bodies such as professional colleges that define specific standards for the profession. These professionals often work in positions that enable them to provide formal interventions to seniors at risk of abuse. Their roles may include (but are not limited to) assessment of risk, safety planning, supportive counselling, education to client about their “rights,” and referral to other related services (community, legal, or otherwise).
Nurses (RN/PRN/BScN), Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Dental Hygienists, Dentists & Denturists, Massage Therapists, Dieticians, Optometrists and Opticians, Audiologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Naturopaths & Homeopaths, Kinesiologists, psychologists & Psychotherapists, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Medical radiation technologists, Physicians.
Support provided by front line workers is typically carried out on a one to one basis, increasing personal safety risks. Employees have the right to refuse to work in environments if they believe that their personal safety is at risk. Your employer has a legislated responsibility to enact policies and procedures to ensure safety on the job. Information on workplace safety/danger and violence/harassment.