What can I do if an older adult is being abused?

5. Learn when you must report

The law says that you must report abuse if the person lives in a or a licensed and is suspected or has occurred. Everyone, even visitors, family members, and friends, must do this.

The only people who don't have to report are residents.

Report abuse in long-term care homes through the Long-term Home Care ACTION Line at 1-866-434-0144.

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You report abuse in a retirement home to the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority at 1-855-275-7472.

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