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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 purpose of this site is to provide plain language information about the law to victims of violence in intimate relationships and their supporters. Willownet provides legal information that may help you if you are experiencing violence in a relationship. The site has information that is helpful on: facts about abuse, effects of relationship violence, what the law says about abuse, leaving the relationship safely (safety plan), taking your kids with you, pets, Protective Orders (EPOs, QBPOs) and going to court. The site also provides links to other family violence resources.

Related keywords: Bullying, Child abuse, Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Protective orders, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Spousal abuse

Alberta Supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 community services for:

  • seniors
  • employment
  • homelessness
  • financial needs
  • children and youth
  • parents and families
  • people with disabilities
  • guardianship and trusteeship
  • abuse, bullying and family violence prevention

You can apply online or call for assistance. Help is available in more than 100 languages.

Related keywords: Bullying, Disabilities, Elder abuse, Guardianship and trusteeship, Homelessness, Loss of employment, Wills and estates

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

Today Family Violence Help Centre is an Edmonton based, non-profit organization that offers a safe place for individuals victimized by family violence to access free, confidential, emotional and practical support. Today Centre provides short-term support through risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of immediate needs, and supported referrals.

Related keywords: Child abuse, Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Spousal abuse

Alberta Resources

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

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.

Related keywords: Elder abuse

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

Calgary Counselling Centre is a charitable organization committed to providing compassionate, professional, and affordable counselling services to Calgarians. They offer counselling and group programs for individuals, couples, parents, families, and youth to help them resolve emotional and social problems. In addition to its may group and individual program services the Centre also offers a Male Domestic Abuse Outreach Program which provides counselling, advocacy, social service referrals (housing, financial aid, legal guidance, support) to men and their families experiencing domestic abuse of all forms.

Related keywords: Divorce and separation, Drugs and alcohol, Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Health issues, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment

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Elder abuse is also known as: Senior Abuse