Abuse and Neglect of Seniors: Is it a Crime?

There is no crime called "senior abuse" or "elder abuse" but many of the behaviours that we call "abuse" are crimes that can occur against people of any age. This fact sheet provides examples, covering situations of physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, and financial abuse.

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Seniors First BC (formerly BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support)
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abuse and neglect of seniors, Community and Justice System Working Together Education Kit