2015 Volume 35 Pages 43-51
This paper focuses on identifying those who can consume safely in special support systems as “consumers in need” and their supporters. The analysis was using consultation 1,683 data about the contracts of inadequate judgment by people with disabilities through Practical living Information Online-NETwork (PIO-NET). About 30% of the consultations were by consumers in need, and approximately 65% were by those who watch out for consumers in need (for example, their families or relatives, suppliers of welfare services, etc). Among those who watch out, 19.2% were their children and 19.1% were their parents. Considerations for both elderly as well as young people with insufficient judgment or with intellectual disability need to be taken in consumer education.