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.
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.
Read this section for helpful information about the options available for ensuring that you are protected from abuse in the future.
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
- Abuse of Older Adults: Frequently Asked Questions Booklet
- Criminal Code of Canada
- Federal Competition Bureau
- OakNet: Abuse of Older Adults
- Public Health Agency of Canada, National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
- Willownet: Abuse and the Law in Alberta
This page was last updated in August, 2015.