There is mistreatment when

a a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older adult, whether the person deliberately wants to cause harm or not. (MF, 2017).

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The Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults wishes you a great World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

For more information about our projects, visit the Research tab.

For more details on governmental actions take to counter mistreatment, please, visit the Government of Quebec website.

Our Expertise

Mistreatment

This section presents the major research projects led by the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults, as well as recently developed knowledge. It includes an overview of the evolution of our work, the context in which it was realized, and a summary presentation of each project.

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Bullying

This section covers the key research projects of the Chair concerning the bullying of older adults and the most recent knowledge that has been developed. It includes an overview of the evolution of our work, the context in which it was realized, and a summary presentation of each project.

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Wellness Care

This section includes the key projects undertaken by the Chair concerning wellness care for older adults and recently developed knowledge of this subject. It consists of an overview of the evolution of our work, the context in which it was realized, and a summary presentation of each project.

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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 HelpLine (for Quebec residents).

The Elder Mistreatment Helpline offers a free, confidential and bilingual service from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.

1 888 489-ABUS (2287)