Abuse and Neglect of Seniors – Is it a Crime?
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Please note that this info sheet is useful on its own, but is also part of the Community and Justice System Working Together Education Kit.
When they see it, most people can recognize financial, physical and emotional abuse. And, there are times that neighbours and family members worry that seniors who rely on others for care are being neglected. In situations like these, many of us are uncertain about when to ask the police to help keep seniors safe.
This info sheet includes information, questions and examples to help identify when behaviours that are called abuse or neglect also become a crime.