“If you’re angry, frustrated, scared, you’re right to feel this way. We can do better. We need to do better. Because we are failing our parents, our grandparents, our elders.” Prime Minister Trudeau.
Category: Elder Abuse
Know someone in Durham Region who has made a meaningful impact on the life of a senior?
In Ontario, homicides in long-term care, by other residents, are an “urgent and persistent issue”.
A recent Ontario Superior Court decision rules that personal support workers and caregivers may owe fiduciary responsibilities to the individuals they care for.
Perpetrator is typically a family member or caregiver.
According to the Toronto police, two to 10 per cent (about 40,000 to 200,000) of seniors are abused in Ontario.
In this video presentation, Constable Jason Peddle, Vulnerable Persons Coordinator, Toronto Police Service, speaks about some of the current frauds and scams against older, often isolated people.
How’s the quality of care in Canadian long-term-care facilities?
Police have charged Wettlaufer with murder alleging she killed eight nursing home residents.
Prescribing appropriate medications for seniors will require a culture change.