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Elder Abuse

What is elder abuse?

  • A single or repeated act of inappropriate action towards an elderly person
  • An abuse of power which causes harm or distress to an older person
  • Occurs within a relationship where there is an expectation of trust but actually causes harm or distress to an older person
  • Can be physical, emotional, sexual and financial
  • Maybe intended or unintended neglect

Resources in the community


Support Line

  • 519-601-8055 or
  • 1-844-601-8055

The Support Line from Canadian Mental Health Associaiton provides confidential listening and support to individuals 16+ any time of day or night. Learn more →

Date of creation: December 9, 2015
Last modified on: July 22, 2019