Español Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, Yahoo, Gmail, icloud – all but only some of the platforms and tools that connect us with our loved ones through technology. There is no doubt we are living the Digital Age. Have you ever wondered what happens to your accounts created within these platforms after your passing? In the Virgin Islands, Family Caregivers who lost their loved one have struggled to obtain access to these accounts because once the owner of the accounts was pronounced deceased, the rights of ownership were maintained by these companies. But not anymore. On January 12, 2018, Bill Number 32-1032, the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act also known as RUFADAA was signed by Acting Governor Osbert Potter into law.
The Virgin Islands is a nature lover’s paradise, with mountains, beaches and lush vegetation. But the terrain can be dangerous for people with dementia or cognitive impairments if they lose their way outdoors.
The healing process doesn’t end when a patient leaves the hospital. For those treated at the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center on St. Croix, the transition back home just got a little easier.
Virgin Islanders who care for an aging loved one at home just got a huge boost of support from the legislature. A new law, which took effect March 30, improves communication and coordination between hospitals and family caregivers.
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