Friday June 15, 2018
Elder abuse is on the rise; according to the United Nations, elder abuse is a global social issue which affects millions of older people around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1 in 6 people over the age of 60 experience some form of abuse or other in their community.
The WHO defines elder abuse as “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person.” Types of abuse can range from neglect and financial, sexual, physical and psychological abuse.
Today on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we want to highlight potential signs and symptoms of elder abuse, they include:
If you suspect a senior may be experiencing elder abuse, call the Seniors Safety Line at 1.866.299.1011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about elder abuse awareness or to find additional resources, visit http://www.elderabuseontario.com/
We are very grateful for your thoughtfulness and for the excellent care that mum received over the past year from all the senior companions. Sincerely,
I and B. B, Hamilton