This medical travel insurance site provides insight and tips on things to consider when travelling as a diabetic such as what to pack and airport security. It also contains information on other useful links and how to keep safe. 

This listing includes a variety of fall prevention online learning opportunities. 6 pages. Last reviewed May 2017.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to elder abuse.  Topics covered include forms of elder abuse, supportive resources, screening, interventions and best practice resources. 2 pages. Last reviewed May 2017.

Elder abuse or neglect is when there is violence against seniors or mistreatment of seniors, including neglect of seniors who depend on others for care. Abuse or neglect may take many different forms including physical, sexual, emotional, and financial. Many types of abuse, and some types of neglect, are criminal offences.

The authors aim was to identify if specific programs or strategies are useful to prevent or reduce abuse in older people (60 years and over). They looked to include studies that described the effect of these programs or strategies whether aimed at the elderly themselves or people (such as caregivers or nursing home staff) with whom they interact.

Financial abuse is the most common form of elder abuse in Canada. Financial abuse can happen at any time, but it will often start after a health crisis or after the death of a spouse, partner or close friend. People who are alone, lonely or in poor health are more vulnerable.

Canadian criminal law does not mandate the reporting of elder abuse on a national basis. The Criminal Code1 does not explicitly define “elder abuse” as a discrete crime, nor does it provide any legal mechanism or requirement for the reporting of abuse. Elder abuse, when it forms the substance of a criminal offence, may be reported to a law enforcement agency at the discretion of the reporter, as with any other crime.

This research brief synthesizes the latest available information and research relating to the mistreatment of API elders. Information is provided on API perception of elder mistreatment, API emphasis of the group/family over the individual, API help seeking behavior, assessment of elder mistreatment, considerations for intervention, and oncultural considerations for elder mistreatment by API sub-group.

By combining their expertise, they hoped to strengthen community responses to the abuse of older adults in Alberta through a three stage process: 1. A Literature and Stakeholder Review, 2. Identify the Essential Elements of a Comprehensive Community Response to the abuse of older adults, 3. Develop a Draft Community Development Model.

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