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Elder Abuse - Recpgnizing It and What To Do !

posted Dec 5, 2017, 2:27 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 2:28 PM ]



Prepared by the “Coordinated Community Response to Elder Abuse” Action Team

Ask for help if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know. In case of immediate danger, call 9-1-1. To report a suspected case of elder abuse or for information, call the Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250.


Financial abuse

Has someone tried to control your money or force you to sign papers against your will?  Or has this happened to an older adult you know?

Every older adult has the right to be treated with respect and dignity. Elder abuse is hidden and affects people’s lives, regardless of gender, race, culture and socio-economic status. Any kind of abuse is unacceptable.  Learn the signs and break the silence.

Ask for help if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know. Remember, it is not your fault. In case of immediate danger, call 9-1-1. To report a suspected case of elder abuse or for information, call the Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250.

Help and support is available.


 

Psychological abuse

Has someone made you feel unsafe or tried to control you? Has someone made you feel bad about yourself or spoken to you in a disrespectful way? Has someone isolated you from regular social activities? Or has this happened to an older adult you know?

Every older adult has the right to participate fully in our society and the right to live free of abuse. Elder abuse is hidden. It can happen to anyone and can affect everyone. Learn the signs and break the silence. Individuals, families, organizations, businesses, our communities and governments need to work together to prevent elder abuse.

Ask for help if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know. In case of immediate danger, call 9-1-1. To report a suspected case of elder abuse or for information, call the Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250.

Help and support is available.

Medication abuse

Has someone tried to give you too much or less medication than you need? Has someone taken your medication without your permission or against your wishes? Or has this happened to an older adult you know?

Every older adult has the right to be treated with respect and dignity. Any kind of abuse is unacceptable. Learn the signs and break the silence.

Ask for help if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know. In case of immediate danger, call 9-1-1. To report a suspected case of elder abuse or for information, call the Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250.

 

Help and support is available.

 

 

Physical and sexual abuse

Has someone hurt you physically? Has someone touched you in ways that you did not want? Or has this happened to an older adult you know?

Every older adult has the right to be treated with respect and dignity. Any kind of abuse is unacceptable. Learn the signs and break the silence.

Ask for help if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know. In case of immediate danger, call 9-1-1. To report a suspected case of elder abuse or for information, call the Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250.

Help and support is available.


 

Religious/spiritual abuse

Has someone tried to prevent or force you to attend any faith-based practices or activities? Or has this happened to an older adult you know?

Every older adult has the right to participate fully in our society and the right to live free of abuse. Any kind of abuse is unacceptable. It can happen to anyone and can affect everyone. Learn the signs and break the silence.

 

Ask for help if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know. In case of immediate danger, call 9-1-1. To report a suspected case of elder abuse or for information, call the Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250.

 

Help and support is available.

 

 

Neglect

Has someone denied you food, clothing, medication, medical care or proper shelter? Or has this happened to an older adult you know?

Every older adult has the right to be treated with respect and dignity. Elder abuse is hidden. It can happen to anyone and can affect everyone. Learn the signs and break the silence.

 

Help and support is available.

 

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