Recognize signs of elder abuse and learn how to get help.
Elder abuse is any action or inaction by self or others that jeopardizes the health or well-being of a senior.
Common forms of elder abuse include:
Victims commonly suffer more than one type of abuse at the same time. The most frequently identified and reported types of elder abuse in Canada are financial and emotional. Any senior can become a victim of elder abuse regardless of gender, sexual identity, race, ethnicity, income or education. Elder abuse is often committed by someone known to the victim who is in a position of power, trust or authority. Approximately 25% of crimes against seniors are committed by family members, usually a spouse or adult child.