This study aims to explore perceptions of community members regarding:
1) Signs that an older person may lack decision making capacity;
2) Capacity assessment processes across medical, financial and personal domains, including: a) Who can be approached to obtain a capacity assessment; b) What can be done when the person refuses a capacity assessment, and c) What should be included as part of the capacity assessment;
3) Approaches to substitute and supported decision making for older people for medical, financial and personal decisions.
Study proposal approved by the Executive; A literature review underway and survey questions are in development.
Submit ethics application, pilot test survey.