Call the police if a family member or caregiver physically or sexually assaults you, threatens to assault you, or commits a financial crime against you. Many police officers are trained to deal with abuse in families or relationship situations.
Some have special training to deal with senior abuse.
We need to be alert to the signs and signals of abuse.
Friends, family and professionals all need to do their part.
The older adult is unable to freely make choices because they are afraid of being humiliated, hurt, left alone, or of the relationship ending. It’s possible to experience more than one type of abuse at the same time, or at different times.You may depend on someone to give you your medication. Oversight or deliberate acts of neglect can involve: Some forms of neglect are crimes in Canada, including failure to provide the necessities of life and criminal negligence causing bodily harm or death.Senior abuse may take place in the home, the community or in an institution.It’s important that you follow these directions because if you don’t, you may get another charge for not obeying the order.Almost everyone charged with a crime must go to Provincial Court.