Definition of Elder Abuse and Neglect

 Abuse is any act or failure to act, within a relationship where there is an expectation of trust, that jeopardizes the health or well-being of an older person.

 

Neglect is any inaction, either intended or unintended, within a relationship where there is an expectation of trust, that causes harm to an older person.


Elder Abuse brochure from the Seniors Resource Centre of NL.
This brochure may be reproduced and distributed.
Thanks to the St. John's Citizens' Crime Prevention Committee for funds to update and print this.

Note: the attached version is in booklet format.

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