If you or a senior you know is being abused and you think it should be reported, contact the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support at their toll-free hotline 1-866-437-1940 or visit their website http://bcceas.ca/.
As notaries, we are always on the lookout for seniors (elder) abuse and unfortunately we see signs of it from time to time. Elder abuse is a problem that is growing with our aging population. Elder abuse comes in many forms. It can be physical, psychological, financial, or in the form of neglect.
In addition to the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support, more information can be found on the The Public Guardian and Trustee of BC’s website at www.trustee.bc.ca/services/services-to-adults/Pages/abuse-neglect.aspx.
Let’s take care of those who took care of us.