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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.

The Respect Aging training mateirals were developed to educate and train various target audiences to support them in recognizing, preventing and intervening in violence against older persons. Last reviewed May 2017. 240 pages.

This assessment tool includes both French and English and was designed to raise a doctor's suspicion about elder abuse to a level at which it might be reasonable to propose a referral for further evaluation by social services and other professionals. Last reviewed May 2017.

This assessment tool includes both French and English and was designed to raise a doctor's suspicion about elder abuse to a level at which it might be reasonable to propose a referral for further evaluation by social services and other professionals.  Last reviewed May 2017.

This screening tool was developed by the National Institute for the Care of the Elderly to help professionals to determine the likelihood of abuse. Last reviewed May 2017. 4 pages.

This best practice guideline includes coverage of the harms caused by abuse and neglect as well as education and policy/organization/system recommendations that address resident-to-resident aggressive behaviour. Last reviewed May 2017. 130 pages.

As part of RNAO's initiative they have developed a "Best Practice Success Kit" which includes eLearning modules, videos and more. Last reviewed May 2017.

This chapter from the World Health Organization on violence and injury prevention examines elder abuse in a variety of settings, including individual risk factors, relationship factors, community and societal factors, the consequence of elder abuse, examples of local and national responses, the role of health care in addressing this issue, education and public awareness campaigns as well as recommendations. 24 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.

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