In collaboration with the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat, Elder Abuse Ontario and Western University invite you to be part of a provincial initiative to engage our citizens in challenging social norms and encouraging bystander interventions in support of at-risk seniors.

To protect your older adult, we explain how to spot warning signs of elder abuse across the 6 types of abuse. Even if your older adult doesn’t recognize what’s happening or can’t speak for themselves, you’ll know when something suspicious is going on. We also share recommendations on organizations you can contact for help.

November 22, 2017 - Toronto. Elder Abuse Ontario invites you to join them for an interactive day of knowledge exchange, to learn about ground breaking research and successful international initiatives addressing abuse of older adults. Keynote Speakers from Australia, USA and Canada will join Ontario's leading experts to share their experiences in the delivery of programs/services, advocacy, and current research to address the complexities of abuse issues towards older adults. To register or for more information click here.

The 13th Annual Geriatric Emergency Management Nursing Network Conference will run from 8am-4:30pm at the Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale.

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.

Rochella Vassell and Raeann Rideout of Elder Abuse Ontario  and Tamar Witelson presented this webinar in March 2017.  The recording is accompanied by a pdf of the presentation and a copy of the "Toolkit: Safety Planning for Older Adults in Unhealthy Relationships".  

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.

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