Photo of elderly man with someone's hand over his mouth

Abuse of the older adult can come in various forms. It is a serious and growing issue across Canada and the globe. Understanding the causes and the solutions to abuse in the older adult can benefit the well-being of caregivers, older adults, and anyone involved.

Objectives
At the end of this overview you will be able to:
  • Describe the different types of abuse
  • Identify the importance of your role as a health care professional
  • Recognize the signs of abuse of the older adult
  • Review the legislation against abuse
  • Consider the impact of managing abuse of the older adult