Definitions of Abuse (Handout)

This handout provides some definitions and examples of abuse, as well as a list of what to look for when assessing if an elder is being abused. It also provides some helpful communication tips and several phone numbers and lists some local sources of help and information.

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produced by
Seniors First BC (formerly BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support)
produced in
last reviewed
January 2005 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
elder abuse, physical abuse, Community and Justice System Working Together Education Kit