Collection: Learning Materials
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The authors explain that elder abuse is harm done to older people and is often a crime. The authors describe the forms such abuse may take, including physical, sexual, financial or mental abuse, or neglect.
The authors discuss signs and symptoms of elder abuse; why it occurs; and why it often goes unreported. They explain the steps the police will take when elder abuse is reported.
The authors discuss community services that may be available in cases of elder abuse and have included contact information for such agencies in Ontario.