Service Providers

Abuse of Older Adults: General Information for Service Providers and Caregivers

These are interactive presentation materials that are ideal for use in a classroom or workshop setting, to introduce the subject of elder abuse.

(Basic Introduction I (PDF 18 pages, 760 KB); Basic Introduction II (PDF 26 pages, 880 KB); Guide for Presenters of Abuse of Older Adults Workshops (PDF 20 pages, 110 KB); Bibliography by Category for research materials (PDF 18 pages, 50 KB); Bibliography by Organization for research materials (PDF 25 pages, 60 KB))

  • ONPEA Video section features 30-second Public Service Announcements that can be used as TV commercials that are suitable for broadcast, and case study training videos.
  • Being Least Intrusive (BLI) – An Orientation to Practice for Front Line Workers in Responding to Situations of Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable First Nations Adults:  National Institute for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)

Information for Volunteers

  • What Volunteers Need to Know: Canadian Centre for Elder Law. An introductory workshop for Board of Directors and volunteers for senior-serving organizations in New Brunswick.

Financial Abuse Focus

  • Your Money Seniors: an online resource for seniors and their banking needs (including money management, fraud prevention, and financial abuse) by the Canadian Bankers Association.
  • Money Matters  English: BC Centre for Advocacy Support. Describes some key facts and makes suggestions to help to prevent financial abuse or fraud. It is linked to the Money Matters interactive video workshop that BCCEAS offers, as well as the Money Matters For Seniors video. The Money Matters workshop shows seniors how to avoid financial abuse (often by family, friends or caregivers) by using the services available to them at their banks, credit unions or trust companies to protect their money, their property and their independence.

Homecare Workers

  • Core Curriculum & Resource Guide: This 147 page Interactive PDF eBook educates homecare workers about the topic of elder abuse and how to effectively take action. This guide has been designed to: reflect a wide variety of views and perspectives about Elder Abuse in Ontario; provide information about networks, organizations, projects, and subsequent resources and successes; and, offer relevant/usable information to help all those who interact with seniors continue to create and maintain an environment of safety and trust in which the senior may choose to live with dignity & respect.
  • House Calls“: National Film Board of Canada. This NFB film is about the growing lack of in-house medical care for older adults (2005)

 Abuse of Older Women

  • Free From Harm: This 25-page interactive eBook is designed for used by service providers and front-line workers dealing with the abuse of older women. The guide introduces practices and tools, including interviewing techniques and the creation of safety plans, that will be of use in assessing and responding to individual cases of abuse.

Creating Awareness of Elder Abuse through Drama

This program is directed towards the older population, caregivers and the community as a whole, in order to raise awareness that abuse of older people is a serious problem. The kit provides scripts, production notes, questions and answers, and action and prevention tips for train-the-trainer programs. To purchase copies of the kit contact: Oshawa Senior Citizen Centres at 905-576-6712, or for further information contact the authors:

Joan Hill: 905-436-1222 /
Roxy Barnes: 905-623-5327 /