Senior abuse is the infliction of harm on an older person. It involves any act, or failure to act, that jeopardizes the health or well-being of an older person. Senior abuse is sometimes also called elder abuse, or ‘abuse of an older adult.’

Nova Scotia 211 provides information, referral, and support to seniors and others. It is a place people can call for information. As of January 15, 2015, 211 is the number to call if you have a concern about a situation of inappropriate or abusive behaviour affecting the well-being of an older person.

All information you may share will be kept confidential.

As of January 15, 2015, all calls that used to go to the Senior Abuse Line will now be taken by Nova Scotia 211. Simply call '211' for help.

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Last updated on July 4, 2019 - 2:35pm