Elder Abuse - Under Construction
Elder Abuse is any action or inaction by self or others that jeopardizes the health or well-being of an older person. An act of harm or the neglect resulting from a failure to act is especially detrimental when inflicted by those in a position of trust, power or responsibility.
Elder abuse doesn't discriminate. It exists in all communities and is present in all cultural, racial class, socio-economic and religious groups.
|Helping ElderAbuse Reduction
|Family Violence Info Line
Office of the Public Guardian
Provides decision making mechanisms for individuals who are unable to make personal non-financial decisions for themselves.
Office of the Public Trustee
Protects the financial interests of vulnerable Albertans by Administering estates.
Protection for Persons in Care
If you suspect someone is being abused in a publicly funded care facility (i.e. Hospitals, lodges, nursing homes, mental health facilities, shelters, group homes, addiction centers etc). please refer to the Protection for Person in Care Act.
If you suspect someone is being abused in a care facility
Visit AEAAN (Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network) to find resources in your area.
- Abuse of Older Adults - Centre of Public Legal Education Alberta
- Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network
- Alberta Seniors - Government of Alberta
- Elder Abuse Awareness - Government of Alberta
- Family Violence - Alberta Human Services
- Golden Circle Resource Center - Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre Red Deer Alberta
- Information for Seniors - Government of Canada
- Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security - RCMP