Elder Abuse - CARP

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is harm done to an older person by someone in a position of care or trust. That harm can be physical or emotional abuse, neglect or financial abuse. Elder abuse can be a crime under the Criminal Code of Canada, but even when it is not criminal, it is always wrong.

CARP believes strongly that professionals dealing with dependent older adults have a ‘Duty to Report’ elder abuse whenever it is discovered.