Preventing Elder Abuse

Abuse and neglect are complex issues that require the experience and concern of many people and organizations to be effectively addressed. Although there are challenges to monitoring prevalence, a Canadian survey in 2016 found that 8.2% of elders will experience some type of abuse or neglect each year. The City of Brantford and County of Brant have approximately 19,920 adults over the age of 65, which is its fastest growing age group within the region. Given what we know from research, we can estimate that between 400 and 2000 elders have experienced or are experiencing elder abuse locally every year.

A protocol supports work in the community to create a coordinated response to adult abuse, neglect by:

  • including everyone in the community who wants to be involved;
  • raising community awareness and developing protocols among members about how organizations or agencies will respond when an elder needs help;
  • keeping track of how the response is working; and
  • working towards prevention

Brant Elder Abuse Service Provider Protocol

The Brant Elder Abuse Service Provider Protocol provides important information on how to assist when elder abuse is suspected in the City of Brantford and County of Brant. 

For more information on Elder Abuse and program materials, please contact Victim Services of Brant.

Senior’s Toolkit

The Senior's Toolkit, A Practical Handbook for Seniors provides information about various agencies and service providers that help senior residents in the City of Brantford and County of Brant.