Elder Abuse in a Covid-19 Era

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McMaster University
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Before the pandemic, it was estimated that 16% of older adults over 60 were affected by some form of abuse. That number was even higher for at risk individuals, including people with physical or mental disabilities and people living in long-term care facilities. Since the global lockdown began, it is believed that elder abuse has been on the rise as those providing support have seen an increase in the number of individuals seeking help. It is important for both older adults and caregivers to understand what  constitutes elder abuse and be aware of the signs of it so they can seek help. 

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