Elder Abuse and Neglect
Elder abuse and neglect means violence against seniors or mistreatment of seniors, including neglect of seniors who depend on others for care. Abuse and neglect of older adults takes many different forms: physical, sexual, emotional and financial. Other forms are related to giving medication improperly (e.g., to control behaviour) and taking away rights (e.g., to privacy, to make treatment decisions). Many types of abuse, and some types of neglect, are criminal offences. All types of abuse and neglect are harmful to seniors.
To speak to a Victim Service Worker call VictimLink BC 1 800 563-0808. VictimLink BC provides information and referral services to all victims of crime.