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  • Abuse and neglect of older adults in care or supported living facilities

    Yukon Social Services

    Use this resource to learn the ways seniors can be abused or neglected in assisted living facilities. Abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual or financial and neglect is any kind of abandonment that takes advantage of vulnerable seniors.

  • Abuse of older adults in later life

    Yukon Social Services

    Use this resource to learn why seniors are at a higher risk for abuse. Unfortunately, caregivers who are close to the senior are more likely to be the abuser due to their power in the relationship when there is a loss of independence.

  • Financial abuse of older adults

    Yukon Social Services

    If you suspect that a senior is being financially abused, use this resource to learn the signs and tips for preventing this from happening in the future. Financial abuse can include forgery, pressuring a senior to buy certain things, withholding credit cards or stealing cheques.

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Facing a difficult health choice? Decision aids can help.

Hamilton, ON - August 30, 2017

The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal now features patient decision aids to help support older adults and caregivers with important decisions involving health care. Learn more.

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