Seniors’ rights and elder abuse

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When someone in a trusted relationship with an older person does something that harms or distresses them, this is elder abuse. Learn what options exist if you suspect elder abuse.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in July 2018
  • Time to read: 10 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Nicole Garton, Heritage Law and Elizabeth Markus, Heritage Law

Nicole Garton, Heritage Law
Elizabeth Markus, Heritage Law

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This information from People’s Law School explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. See our disclaimer.

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