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Canada commits to fight against elder abuse

By June 16, 2012Physical Abuse

The Canadian Minister of State Alice Wong recently announced a federal investment of almost $15 million for 33 national projects addressing elder abuse, according to Marketwire.

“Our government is committed to ensuring the well-being of Canadian seniors,” said Wong, “and we remain dedicated to ending elder abuse in all its forms.”

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario is also receiving $675,000 to create and disseminate a best-practices guideline on elder abuse awareness in Canada.

Wong was optimistic about the future of senior health.

“By partnering with a variety of stakeholders and organizations from across Canada,” said Wong, “we can help seniors better protect themselves from abuse while continuing to raise awareness.”

It’s encouraging to see these kind of international commitments from countries like Canada. We need to work hard here at home to increase our standards for elder care.

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