Report Elder Abuse:
CALL 9-1-1 IF THERE IS IMMINENT
RISK OF SAFETY TO THE SENIOR
Contact Halton Seniors Helpline:
(Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Elder Abuse is a crime that or leave a message)
affects our community: www.haltonseniorshelpline.ca
See something? Anonymously through Crime
Hear something? Stoppers of Halton:
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Protect our seniors. Report
For more information about seniors
programs, and safety and security
It’s A Crime
Elder Abuse. tips, visit the Halton Regional Police
Service website: www.haltonpolice.ca.
Or call the HRPS Elder Services
Coordinator: 905-825-4747 ext. 5064.
Halton’s Growing Senior Forms of Elder Abuse:
Physical Abuse: Includes
Did You Know? slapping, pinching, punching
or other rough handling, sexual
• 1 in 8 Halton residents is a senior
assault, and forced confinement.
• The number of seniors living in the Region
is expected to reach 82,000 by 2015 Financial Abuse: The dishonest
• More than 11,000 seniors (about 23% of Elder Abuse often occurs in relationships built on trust. use of money or other assets,
Halton’s total senior population) live alone It can take many forms, including financial abuse. which may involve overcharging
for services, and misuse of Power
Elder Abuse is a serious and Elder Abuse At A Glance:
growing problem that violates the Psychological Abuse: Includes
government’s vision of a province Elder Abuse is verbal assaults, humiliation,
where seniors are safe, live with any action or lack Did you know? intimidation, social isolation, and
dignity and are treated with respect. of action that Elders are most being treated like a child.
causes harm to often abused by
those whom they Neglect: Forms such
an older adult. It
Why Elder Abuse Should Be know and trust as inadequate hygiene,
often occurs in a
Reported: administration of medication (too
much or not enough), failure to
People often feel that Elder Abuse is a there is an expectation of trust,
ensure proper medical care, and
family matter or fear that interference such as between family members,
not providing adequate food and/
will make the situation worse. caregivers, advisors, etc.
Attitudes such as these only aggravate
the problem and can result in fatal
consequences in some cases.