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Public Statement: More Beds, Better Care Act 2022 (Bill 7)

The Board of Directors of Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO), in accordance with our mission to create an Ontario free of abuse for all seniors, expresses its grave concern that the More Beds, Better Care Act, as currently framed, creates increased risk for abuse and neglect of vulnerable older adults.

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Elder Abuse: Identifying the issue and combatting all types of Abuse

Report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Date: June 2021

Iqra Khalid, Chair

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COVID-19 pandemic proves fertile territory for burgeoning elder abuse

Toronto Star, April 28th, 2020

Elder abuse, a silent scourge in normal times, has jumped dramatically under the shadow of the coronavirus. Marta Hajek is executive director of Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, which operates the Seniors Safety Line and publishes a resource sheet “tool kit’’ on its website. The safety line has fielded an unprecedented number of desperation entreaties in recent weeks, such that its operators can’t even deal with all the calls. Where there were maybe 800 calls in a “normal” month, there are now that many within a few days.

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