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Bullying knows no age limit, warn experts who see a rise in cases among seniors

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Schoolyard thugs who prey on weaker or vulnerable classmates may grow up, but they don’t go away – even when their hair turns gray, experts say. An increasing number of senior citizens are being victimized by other seniors, they say. The bullying varies but includes bossing others around, verbal putdowns, spreading rumors and sometimes physical violence. According to one estimate, ... Read More »

Adult abuse registry would protect elderly and disabled, advocates say

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At age 18, Crystal Johnston’s autistic son, Daniel often struggled to communicate with her. But after noticing he wasn’t eating or sleeping well, she eventually learned that a staffer at a camp for the disabled had been accused of striking and threatening Daniel. Adult protective services substantiated the abuse, she said. And though no criminal charges were filed, Johnston presumed ... Read More »

The Birth of H.A.L.T. – Humanity Against ‘Local Terrorism’

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Once upon a time in a province somewhere in Canada…I always liked this beginning to a story that starts with once upon a time; it leaves the reader with a feeling of creativity and imagination to choose when they want the story to take place.  However to make things easier, my story regarding the meaning behind the creation, and building ... Read More »

Safety Planning for Older Persons

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What You Need to Know About Elder Abuse

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Prevention of Elderly Abuse of Older Adults in Institutions

Prevention of Elderly Abuse of Older Adults in Institutions There are two levels of responsibility for preventing abuse. At the first level, the institution has a responsibility to ensure that there are ways and means in place that reduce the risk of abuse to the older adult. An institution can do this by employing the following methods: Develop a mission ... Read More »

How Widespread Is the Problem of Elderly Abuse?

How Widespread Is the Problem of Elderly Abuse? In 1994-95, more than five percent of adults older than 65 were living in institutions (Statistics Canada) It is very difficult to estimate how much abuse actually goes on in institutions that are caring for older adults. The three identified studies that focus on the topic of abuse were all survey studies. ... Read More »

Signs of Elderly Abuse

Signs of Elderly Abuse Since elder abuse can take many forms, it can be very difficult to recognize it so we have learn to recognize the signs of abuse and the individuals involved in elder abuse being both the abused and the abusers. You may suspect that an elderly person you know is being harmed physically or emotionally by a ... Read More »

Types of Elderly Abuse

Types of Elderly Abuse Elderly abuse is the use of power and control by one individual to affect the well-being and status of another, older, individual. Elder abuse tends to take place where the senior lives: most often in the home where abusers are apt to be adult children; other family members such as grandchildren; or spouses/partners of elders. Institutional ... Read More »

Who is an Abuser of the Elderly

Who is an Abuser of the Elderly Elderly abuse is when the aggressor/abuser wants to intimidate, isolate, dominate or control another human being. Older adults affected by abuse often know and trust the person mistreating them. Elder abuse often occurs because of the abuser’s power and control over an older person. In some situations, the abuse may also result from ... Read More »