Victimization of older adults is defined as the mistreatment of senior people by those in a position of trust, power or responsibility for their care.
Elder abuse is a top priority for Crime Stoppers of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District.
Different forms of abuse are separated into four categories: physical abuse, psychological abuse, financial abuse and neglect.
The abuse of an older adult may be by anyone; including a friend, family member, caregiver, neighbour or even a total stranger.
Quite often people are aware that elder abuse is occurring and are hesitantto get involved.
Crime Stoppers wants to address this reluctance to report crimes against our seniors and is encouraging members of the public to send information to www.saultcrimestoppers.com or call us at 942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477
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