Elder abuse is a phenomenon on the rise in Quebec its ageing population growing in number. In light of this rising social concern, it is important to remind people struggling with this issue of the help resources available to them.
The provincial specialized telephone help and referral line to help elder abuse victims, the Elder Mistreatment Helpline (Ligne Aide Abus Aînés in French), is now in its eight year of operation and is witnessing a constant increase in the number of calls it receives.
“As of March 2018, we have noted a 64% increase compared to last year, for a total of 5254 processed calls”, said Sylvie Bouchard, coordinator of the Helpline, a service operating out of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.
For more information on the Helpline, click here: http://www.aideabusaines.ca