Saskatoon Council on Aging - Age-friendly community

Abuse of Older Adults

According to the World Health Organization, abuse is defined as “single or repeated acts or lack of appropriate action, occurring within a relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person” (WHO, 2002).  The committee recognizes that older adult abuse is very broad and complex, and that any remedial initiatives will require raising levels of awareness in the public, and/or a considerable degree of public education. 

 

Research: The Under Reporting of Abuse of Older Adults

 

 

For further resources visit:

Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse logo

 

Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse