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Elder abuse

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Definition:

Any deliberate action or lack of action that causes harm to an older adult. The harm could be physical, emotional, financial or some combination and is often caused by a close friend or relative.

See also keywords:  Family law general resources

The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta produces and distributes booklets and pamphlets that explain the law in plain language. Topics areas include: Landlord and tenant; Real estate; Wills and estates; Registered charities; Elder abuse; and Law-related education materials for schools. Publications are available to download as PDFs or print copies may be ordered. 

Related keywords: Classroom materials, Elder abuse, Family law general resources, Guardianship and trusteeship, Landlord and tenant, Non-profit and charity law, Real estate and home ownership, Wills and estates

The Alberta Supports Centres can provide assistance with guardianship and trusteeship applications as well as writing a personal directive and applying for co-decision-making.

Related keywords: Elder abuse, Guardianship and trusteeship, Wills and estates

These resources hae been developed by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA)  for Albertans experiencing domestic violence and the frontline service workers who assist them. Resources address family-based legal issues that Albertans fleeing domestic violence need to consider before and after they have left an abusive relationship. The series covers:

  1. Gathering Evidence of Abuse
  2. If You’re Thinking of Leaving
  3. Planning for an Emergency
  4. Preparing for Court
  5. What you need to know about… Emergency Protection Orders
  6. What you need to know about… Queen’s Bench Protection Orders
  7. Working with a Family Law Lawyer
  8. Writing an Affidavit

For a complete list of resources in the Families and the Law: Domestic Violence Series please visit CPLEAs publication page at www.cplea.ca/publications. Select Family Law from the drop down menu.

Related keywords: Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Protective orders, Relationship violence, Spousal abuse

This online tutorial was created by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. There are several different kinds of protective orders. Some are available under federal law (the Criminal Code of Canada); some are available under provincial laws. If you have been abused and want the abuser to stay away from you, you can apply for protective court orders. These court orders tell the abuser to stay away. If the abuser then does not stay away, he or she can be punished.

Related keywords: Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Legal process, Protective orders

These two online tutorials were created by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. The first covers making a report to the police; what will they do; and what you may have to do. The second explains what else may happen for the accused.

Related keywords: Criminal law general resources, Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Legal process, Police

This website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) focuses on how Canadian law protects and affects older adults. Topic areas covered include elder abuse, planning for the future, personal and family relationships, and various other issues (e.g. consumer, travel).

Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud, Elder abuse, Family law general resources, Guardianship and trusteeship, Wills and estates

Alberta Resources

The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network is a province-wide network of professionals dedicated to increasing community awareness around elder abuse and the resources available to address it. The network is comprised of representatives from communities across Alberta.

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The Alberta Seniors and Community Supports department provides information about financial, health-related, and protective services for seniors. This webpage lists the contact information for regional offices. Or call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre Toll-free in Alberta: 1-877-644-9992, Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Related keywords: Elder abuse, Health issues, Supportive living and seniors’ housing

CSRS Outreach Workers assist seniors with pensions and benefits, housing and home care support, or personal/family crisis. Other programs include Escorted Transportation, Assited Shopping and Friendly Visiting.

Related keywords: Elder abuse, Supportive living and seniors’ housing, Wills and estates

Connect provides confidential 24-hour phone support and in-person services by appointment for people with questions about unhealthy or abusive relationships or sexual assault. Their website provides information on these topics, or call: Support Line: 403-237-5888 (Calgary area) or Toll-Free (in Alberta): 877-237-5888. They pledge to listen, suggest solutions and connect you with a network of people and agencies who can help - when you’re ready.

Related keywords: Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Spousal abuse

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Elder abuse is also known as: Senior Abuse