Ontario is also facing a significant demographic shift, according to Ministry of Finance Census Data. The number of seniors over 65 is projected to more than double in Canada or in Ontario to almost million, or per cent, by 2036. Given the significant growth increase of seniors, it is imperative that we take action to prevent and assist seniors who are at risk and are experiencing abuse, otherwise between 84,000 and 420,000 seniors could be affected in the future!
Watch this webinar presentation given to the National Center on Elder Abuse to get a comprehensive understanding of the research that informs the recommendations in this toolkit.
- Sample of topics for Great Minds broadcast on “Memory Loss and Aging” for Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER) of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) on AOC-TV
Indicators are signs or clues that abuse has occurred. Physical indicators may include injuries or bruises, while behavioral indicators are ways victims and abusers act or interact with each other. Some of the indicators listed below can be explained by other causes (. inappropriate or unusual behavior may signal dementia or drug interactions) and no single indicator can be taken as conclusive proof. Rather, one should look for patterns or clusters of indicators that suggest a problem.
Elder Abuse is a widespread but hidden problem where for every abuse reported as many as others go unreported. For financial exploitation, the ratio of unreported cases is an alarming !
Under California Law, Elder Abuse is both a criminal and civil offense. The primary focus of this website is on Elder Financial Abuse and Abuse and Neglect that occurs in Long Term Care facilities.