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Friday, December 16, 2011

Elder Abuse in Ontario

Elder abuse is an act of omission that harms a senior or jeopardizes his or her life .
Between four and ten per cent of Ontario's seniors experience some type of abuse, which could be psychological, sexual, financial, physical, neglect, spiritual or medical.

Some stereotypes associated with abuse of older adults are:

            -Older victims are somehow responsible for their abuse or neglect

            -Older people are burdens or an inconvenience to their families

            - Abuse of one's partner stops at age 60

            - Older men are not abused by their spouse and/or children

            - Certain cultural communities are immune to abuse and neglect

What can we can do about it?

Google Alerts [] Posted Dec 1, 2011 By Doreen Barnes

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