Who abuses seniors?
Elder abuse most often takes place where the individual feels safe, like at home, or somewhere they spend the majority of their time, usually after they get to know and trust the person. It can be caused by a family member, a friend, a caregiver, or an institutional setting, such as a long-term care facility. The abuse can take on a variety of forms; the most reported being financial, followed my physical and emotional abuse.
To learn more about elder abuse, visit THIS link or call 1-800-O-Canada to read about the Government of Canada’s initiatives for seniors.