Elder Abuse

Learn the signs of elder abuse

WHAT IS ELDER ABUSE?

Elder abuse is any harm that is inflicted by someone else upon an elderly person. Examples of elder abuse would include:

  • Sexual assault – assault of a sexual nature without the person’s consent
  • Financial abuse – someone taking money from the person without their knowledge and without providing receipts for items purchased.
  • Physical abuse – hitting, punching, kicking, hitting with words or false religious doctrine
  • Emotional abuse – being afraid of their children or being promised something only to have plans cancelled or not followed through
  • Neglect – Little or no food or food of poor quality in their refrigerator. Not accessing available community supports for needs such as bathing, getting to medical appointments, meal preparation or cleaning.
  • Psychological abuse – someone threatening to sell your home, send you to a nursing home or for you to become homeless. Overwhelming guilt for situations long past and out of your control is also classified as psychological abuse.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ELDER ABUSE

  • Females are most likely to be harmed by a current or ex-spouse whereas males are more likely to be victimized by their adult children. You are not alone and you do not need to be afraid. We can help.
  • It does not matter what has happened in the past, there is no justification for harming someone right now regardless of the past.
  • If you are being threatened, harmed or abused, it does not need to be this way.
  • IT IS A CRIME and no one has the right to harm you. Please give us a call and we can help. Our number is 519-884-6784. If you get our answering machine, please leave us a message and we can call you back. Our telephone number will not show up on call display as we have a “blocked number” so whomever is harming you will not know we have called you. Also, if someone else answers the phone, we will NOT leave a message with this person either. We want to protect you and we want you to get help, not be harmed more.