Golden Outrage: Elder Abuse
Published Thursday, October 18, 2012 8:57PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, October 19, 2012 8:48AM EDT
MONTREAL—In a CTV Montreal special report, Cindy Sherwin looked at elder abuse and how those who care the most, are sometimes the perpetrators of violence and abuse.
“It’s absolute chaos, it’s scary,” started Joan, her voice straining. The senior, whose real name isn’t being released, lives in an apartment with her two sons. “I’d like to have peace and quiet.”
Supporting her grown sons financially, Joan was left with little money for herself. After scuffles with her sons, she turned to help.
According to Thurza Dufresne, the coordinator for Sava Centre-Ouest, Joan isn’t living in a unique situation in Montreal.
Watch the video above for the complete report.
Elder Abuse Resources
La Ligne Aide Abus Aine
For emergencies: 911.
S.A.V.A Centre-Ouest, NDG
4% of the elderly are abused, often by their own children.