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Seniors First BC

Seniors First BC is a non profit organization delivering programs and initiatives to prevent elder abuse. Services include the Seniors Abuse and Information Line, Victim Services Program, Legal Advocacy Program, the Elder Law Clinic, and Workshops and Training. Seniors First BC advocates for legal and social justice for older adults in BC.

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Understanding and Responding to Elder Abuse

This e-book covers the types of elder abuse and risk factors, B.C. government programs and community services available for older adults who are abused and neglected, and practice tips on how to work with older adults.
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Reporting Crimes to the Police and What Happens When You Make a Report

This info sheet includes helpful tips for making a report with the police, information about what happens after a report is made and what happens to the person accused (bail, recognizance and peace bonds).
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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Giving Other People Authority to Help You Manage Your Affairs

There are formal and informal ways to give someone permission to help us manage our financial affairs. If you decide to take a more formal step, this information sheet outlines some common options. All of them can be ...
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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Abuse and Neglect of Seniors and the Criminal Justice System

This info sheet includes descriptions of the roles of police, the Crown counsel, victim service workers in responding to abuse and neglect of seniors.
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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Legal Issues in Residential Care: An Advocate's Manual

This manual describes the key legal issues related to residential care in British Columbia, along with the appropriate processes and available legal or administrative remedies.
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Fact Sheets on Abuse of Older Adults

These fact sheets provide information on what elder abuse is, outline the types of elder abuse, and include examples on each type of elder abuse.
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Seniors Benefits and Programs

Has a list of benefits available to seniors, including federal, provincial, and municipal benefits.
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