Enhancing safety and security for Canadian seniors: H88-3/35-1999E-PDF

setting the stage for action /

"This report focuses on the issue of safety and security for older Canadians. It addresses three specific components of safety and security: injuries (primarily in relation to falls), elder abuse and crime. Chapter 1 provides an introduction and background to the document and describes the intended audience. It also discusses the significance of this important issue. Chapter 2 provides an overview of issues affecting vulnerability in later life. Chapters 3, 4 and 5 provide data concerning the incidence, consequences and issues for action in relation to injury in later life, abuse of older persons, and crimes against older persons, respectively. Chapter 6 consists of a checklist which jurisdictions can use to examine their progress in terms of enhancing safety and security in the three areas of injury, elder abuse, and crime"--Introd., p. 1.

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Department/Agency Health Canada. Division of Aging and Seniors. Federal/Provincial/Territorial Committee of Officials (Seniors) Office for Seniors.
Title Enhancing safety and security for Canadian seniors
Subtitle setting the stage for action /
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note "September 1999". "Approved by the Ministers Responsible for Seniors". Issued also in French under title: Améliorer la sécurité des aînés du Canada : l'établissement d'un cadre d'action. Includes bibliographical references: p. 31-32.
Date 1999.
Number of Pages 32 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • H88-3/35-1999E-PDF
Subject Terms Seniors, Safety, Security