Elder Abuse Navigation/Support
What is elder abuse?
Elder abuse is any action or inaction by self or others that jeopardizes the health or well-being of a senior.
Common forms of elder abuse include:
Victims commonly suffer more than one type of abuse at the same time. The most frequently identified and reported types of elder abuse in Canada are financial and emotional.
Any senior can become a victim of elder abuse regardless of gender, sexual identity, race, ethnicity, income or education.
Elder abuse is often committed by someone known to the victim who is in a position of power, trust or authority. Approximately 25% of crimes against seniors are committed by family members, usually a spouse or adult child.
Do you need help?
Are you seeking help creating a safety plan?
Do you need to be connected with services, supports, and referrals for financial resources, legal advice and resources, housing options, or health and mental health support?
Do you have questions on the impacts of family violence?
Are you looking for information on resources for individuals who are concerned about their loved ones being involved in an abusive relationship?
Are you concerned about an individuals abusive behaviours or about your own abusive behaviours towards family members.
We offer one-to-one, non-judgemental, respectful, and confidential support to anyone affected by elder abuse.
All service provision is offered based on the client’s voluntary participation. Working with older adults, concerned family/friends, colleagues, partnerships and community, the Elder Abuse Navigator provides:
*Intake, assessment, supports and case management to those at risk of or experiencing elder abuse
*Assistance in navigating complex cases and the multiple systems involved as potential sources of supports
*Awareness, advocacy, outreach and referral services
*Education and training on the prevention of relationship/elder abuse to: older adults, youth/schools, agencies, businesses and broader community members/groups
*Re-connection for individuals, stakeholders and communities to the local Coordinated Community Response Models for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
This FREE program is available in Athabasca, Barrhead, Westlock, and surrounding areas.