Elder Abuse And Neglect Law Essay

2373 Words Mar 12th, 2016 null Page
The law does not have a specific area dedicated to protecting the elderly in a way that equates to the difficulties and injustices faced by the elderly(“A Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada”,2011, 9). After a certain age all citizens are treated the same and certain meta rules apply to all, such as a law being unenforceable if it isn 't made known to the authorities(“A Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada”,2011, 9). In many cases the elder either has no way of making their struggle known to the people who can help, they aren 't taken seriously by the people who should be helping, or in especially extreme situations the abuser is also the one caring for them and they 're worried about how they will survive without that care(“A Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada”,2011, 9). People who commit abuse against elders are with crimes that fall under things as “physical assault, sexual assault , uttering threats, unlawful confinement, failing to provide the necessaries of life, theft, fraud”(“A Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada”,2011, 9). The issue with the law and prosecuting people who are involved with elder abuse is that “No Canadian law that applies to abuse or neglect applies exclusively to people over 65 years of age. In this sense there is no such thing as an “elder abuse law” in Canada.”(“A Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada”,2011, 16). And in some provinces in…

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