Forms of Abuse and Neglect

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Other Forms of Abuse
Systemic Abuse – Our society and the systems that develop within it can generate, permit, or perpetuate elder abuse. Most prevalent is discrimination against seniors, due to their age and often combined with any of these additional factors: gender, race, colour, language, ethnic background, religion, sexual orientation, ability, economic status, or geographic location.

Institutional Abuse – Any physical, sexual, emotional, or financial abuse or neglect occurring within a facility. For example, active victimization, withholding or denying individual care needs, failure to respect an individual’s rights, over-medicating, etc.