Watch the elder abuse video: Learn the signs and break the silence
Governments, community and non-profit organizations, social services agencies, health care providers, police, and concerned citizens work together to prevent and address elder abuse throughout Alberta.
There are a number of resources available to address and prevent elder abuse, and assist individuals impacted by elder abuse.
Who do I call if I'm being abused or I suspect a senior is being abused?
- Police if you or someone you know is being abused and is in imminent danger. 911 or your local detachment
- Family Violence Info Line 24 hours, toll-free, available in over 170 languages for information, advice and referrals. 310-1818
- Protection for Persons in Care Reporting Line to report the abuse of an adult receiving care or support services from publicly funded service providers such as: hospitals, seniors' lodges, nursing homes, mental health facilities, shelters, group homes, addictions treatment centres, and other supportive living settings. 1-888-357-9339
- The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee to report a serious concern about a guardian, co-decision maker, trustee or agent. 1-877-427-4525
- Calgary Elder Abuse Resource Line, Kerby Centre, 24 hours to report and for information. 403-705-3250
- Edmonton Seniors Protection Partnership to report and for information. 780-477-2929
- Edmonton Seniors Abuse Help Line, 24 hours for support, referrals and crisis intervention. 780-454-8888
- Lethbridge Elder Abuse Response Network, for complaints or concerns. 403-394-0306
- Medicine Hat Community Response to Abuse and Neglect of Elders (CRANE), for information or to report. 403-529-4798
- Red Deer Helping Elder Abuse Reduction (H.E.A.R.) Resource Information Line, 24 hours for information and resources. 403-346-6067 or 1-877-454-2580
- St. Albert Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF), for information, education and support. 780-460-2195
- Strathcona County Elder Abuse Line, 24 hours for support, referrals and information. 780-464-7233
- Grande Prairie Seniors Outreach for information and resources. 780-539-6255
- Addressing Elder Abuse in Alberta: A Strategy for Collective Action
- Financial abuse of seniors fact sheet
- Protecting Against Financial Abuse – Guide for older Albertans
- It's Your Money -– rack card
- Legislation guide for service providers
- Service Provider Screening Guide for Elder Abuse
- A Guide to Supported Decision-Making
- Powers of Attorney and Joint Bank Accounts Procurations et Comptes Conjoints
- Service Provider Guide to Understanding the Impact of Caregiving
Stop financial abuse
Financial abuse is one of the most frequently reported forms of elder abuse in Alberta. To help you learn the signs of financial abuse, how to protect yourself from it, and what steps you can take if you or someone you know is experiencing financial abuse, a PowerPoint presentation is available for you to download to share with others.
- Download, watch and share the Financial Abuse Prevention PowerPoint show – 209MB .ppsx
- Note: The Elder Abuse video is embedded in the first slide.
The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council website facilitates the sharing of knowledge, resources and tools about elder abuse amongst people who work with seniors in Alberta. Visit their website at http://www.albertaelderabuse.ca
The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) website provides information and connects people and organizations, fosters the exchange of reliable information, and advances program and policy development at the local, regional, provincial/territorial and national levels. Visit their website at http://cnpea.ca/en/.
The Seniors Canada website includes information at a national level on a number of topics including elder abuse. Visit their website at http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/pie/eaa/index.shtml