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Experts in the Field: Elder abuse prevention is everybody’s business

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Recent survey results indicate that approximately 8.2% of older adults are affected by elder abuse in Canada. However, given that only one in five incidents is disclosed to someone in a position to help, this rate is likely much higher. This discrepancy highlights the need to increase awareness of this issue and to make more resources available to help.

National, provincial and territorial awareness-raising efforts, along with recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 each year, have had a significant impact on raising awareness of this public health issue. Read More