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.
How can I prepare for the future and protect myself from abuse?
See CPLEA publications on:
- Planning for the Future – General Resources – https://www.cplea.ca/publications/planning-for-the-future/
- Abuse and Family Violence – Elder Abuse – https://www.cplea.ca/publications/abuse-and-family-violence/#elderabuse
- 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 a listing of “Where can I get more information” see pages 35-44 of our Elder Abuse – Booklet (link listed below)
For more information on wills and estates and planning ahead, see these other Canadian Legal FAQs: Wills and Estates in Alberta
- Elder Abuse – Booklet
- Protection Against Family Violence Act (PAFVA) – FAQs
- 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.