Abuse of Older Adults

What is Elder Abuse?

This section provides information on what elder abuse is and how to recognize different forms of elder abuse. Elder abuse isn’t just physical, it can also be sexual, emotional, and financial.

What can I do if I, or someone I care about, is being abused?

This section outlines the options available to someone who is experiencing elder abuse. Abuse is a crime, and it is important to know what to expect when you report it, as well as how the courts can help you put a stop to it.

How can I prepare for the future and protect myself from abuse?

Read this section for helpful information about the options available for ensuring that you are protected from abuse in the future.

See Also

Let’s Talk: Elder Abuse – A series of publications that focuses on using the readily available legal tools in Alberta to discourage elder abuse.

For more information on wills and estates and planning ahead, see these other Canadian Legal FAQs: Wills and Estates in Alberta


Funding for this section was provided by the Department of Justice Canada and the Alberta Law Foundation.

This page was last updated in August, 2015.

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