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Elder abuse: Durham Region’s mobile unit will respond to calls

November 14th, 2018 in Elder Abuse

A new mobile response team is set to come to the aid of vulnerable people in trouble. The Durham Region of Ontario has initiated the Vulnerable Person Outreach Project (VPOP) with the help of the Durham Regional Police Service. The…

There are ways to prevent financial elder abuse in Ontario

October 29th, 2018 in Elder Abuse

Senior citizens are among the most vulnerable sectors of society. Elder abuse in any form is unconscionable, including trying to bilk seniors out of their hard-earned money. Ontario has laws in place to prevent this from happening, yet unfortunately, it…

Elder abuse: Ontario nursing home waits for assist order lift

September 24th, 2018 in Elder Abuse

An Ontario nursing home which has been operating with the help of a care group ordered by the provincial government, is waiting for the order to be lifted. Operations at Hogarth Riverview Manor in Thunder Bay, Ontario have been overseen…

Elder abuse in Ontario: Senior monetary rip-offs on the rise

September 12th, 2018 in Elder Abuse

It used to be that the elderly were protected, but it’s becoming more and more commonplace to hear of financial predators taking advantage of unsuspecting senior citizens. Financial elder abuse among the older set in Ontario is on the rise,…

Elder abuse: Nursing homes were in good standing during murders

August 17th, 2018 in Elder Abuse

Elizabeth Wettlaufer has become notorious for fatally poisoning nursing home residents. The 50-year-old nurse took elder abuse to the nth degree at three nursing homes in Woodstock, London and Paris, Ontario, from 2007 to 2014 by murdering eight residents. These particular…

Predatory marriage terrible form of elder abuse

July 31st, 2018 in Elder Abuse

There are many ways of taking advantage of an unsuspecting and trusting senior citizen. But probably one of the more heinous instances of elder abuse involves predatory marriage. Some people will stop at nothing to get to a senior citizen’s…

Spotting the subtler signs of elder abuse in Ontario

July 30th, 2018 in Elder Abuse

Sometimes the signs that a senior citizen is in trouble can be very subtle, while in other instances it can be absolutely glaring. It’s important for people to be able to spot those subtleties when it comes to elder abuse…

Elder abuse in Ontario is on the rise

July 10th, 2018 in Elder Abuse

Unfortunately, it appears that abuse against elders is on the rise in Ontario. The Sarnia-Lambton Elder Abuse Awareness Network (SLEAAN) is doing its part to try to keep seniors safe, and they say that all people, regardless of age, need…

Ontario woman, 68, facing charges regarding elder abuse

July 3rd, 2018 in Elder Abuse

A 68-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the Ontario Provincial Police’s East Algoma Detachment recent investigation of a complaint about the unsanitary living conditions of an elderly man living in Elliot Lake. The alleged elder abuse in the Ontario community…

Understanding Elder Abuse

May 30th, 2018 in Elder Abuse

As a significant part of our population inches closer to old age, elder abuse continues to be a pressing topic. Defined as a “single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where this an expectation…

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