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There are many types of elder abuse, the most common being financial abuse.  There is also physical, medication, psychological, neglect and sexual abuse. The more dependent an individual is on someone else, the more vulnerable they are to abuse.

Seniors do not usually report abuse situations because they worry about what may happen to the person abusing them, as it is usually someone they know, love and trust.  They generally feel ashamed or humiliated and may fear loss of contact.




Additional Resources

Prevention of Senior Abuse Network - Simcoe County
Web: www.psan-sc.ca

Elder Abuse Ontario
Web: www.elderabuseontario.com

Seniors Safety Line - Call from anywhere in Ontario!
Phone: 211 or 1-866-299-1011

  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 150 languages

Phone: 310-2222 (no area code required)
Web: www.nsmhealthline.ca