The mistreatment of seniors is a complex problem. In support of all those working with seniors (intervenors, volunteers, home-care workers, police, healthcare workers, community and residence partners), the Minister of Health and Social Services has published a brochure to help detect situations of mistreatment.

Read more: A new tool to detect mistreatment is developed and distributed by the Ministry of Health and... →

On March 26, the INSPQ (Quebec Public Health Expertise and Reference Center) published a series of documents online under the heading ‘Intimidation’. These documents provide pertinent information to communication professionals (media, spokespersons, press secretaries, etc.) who may be called upon to cover news concerning this subject.

Read more: On-line publications concerning intimidation (March 2019) →

The Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults and the CIUSSS of Estrie-CHUS (Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for Sherbrooke) obtained a grant from the Quebec Office for Handicapped Persons for a two-year study of psychological and financial mistreatment of handicapped seniors.

Read more: Launch of a new project concerning psychological and financial abuse of older adults with... →

The Quiz on mistreatment of older adults is an awareness tool that can be used by seniors and their families as well as new or established professionals. The Quiz led to the 2012 publication of a book entitled: La maltraitance envers les aînés. Changer le regard. Each chapter of the book deals with a question from the Quiz.

Read more: Work on updating ‘Quiz 1 – Facts on mistreatment of older adults’ is underway! (February 2019). →

In the fall of 2018, the Quebec Association of Gerontology published a special edition of its magazine Vie et Vieillissement focusing on seniors’ participation in society. The Chair took this occasion to showcase the research work on this subject.

Read more: The results of two research projects led by the Chair are published in Vie et vieillissement... →

For more than 30 years, the Centre Jacques Cartier has organized a yearly, collaborative exchange event (Entretiens Jacques Cartier). Over a period of three days, French-speaking figures from Canada and France, representing academia, science, culture, economics and institutions, are invited to share ideas on a variety of themes.

Read more: The Chair participates in the 31st ‘Entretiens Jacques Cartier’ event in France (January 2019) →

During a Research Chair team meeting held on January 24, the members took part in a seminar led by Marie-Eve Nadeau, interim coordinator of the Eastern Townships region, concerning the role of regional coordinators specializing in the fight against mistreatment of older persons.

Read more: Members of the Research Chair participate in a seminar concerning the role of regional... →

In situation of emergency

If you witness or are victim of a mistreatment situation and wish to obtain information or help, please contact the Elder Abuse Help Line (for Quebec residents).

1 888 489-ABUS (2287)

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Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults
Research Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
1036, Belvédère Sud
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1H 4C4

Telephone : 1 819 780-2220, extension 45621

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