Do you know someone who is...
- being physically and/or verbally mistreated by someone they rely on?
- having difficulty keeping their money safe?
- being threatened or humiliated?
- not receiving enough food or medical attention?
- is experiencing conflict?
If you answered yes to any of the above then please contact the Elder Abuse Response Team (EART)
- We provide information and referral to restorative justice which provides an opportunity for people themselves to address conflict in a way that is fair and just for everyone.
- We investigate situations that are of a criminal nature.
- We provide information about community resources and assist with referrals to these resources.
The Elder Abuse Response Team (EART) is a team consisting of a police officer from the Waterloo Regional Police Service and a Nurse from the Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre. EART is a member of the Family Violence Project and is located at the Catholic Family Counselling Centre at 400 Queen Street South n the city of Kitchener.
Elder Abuse is the mistreatment of an older adult by someone that they should be able to rely on; a spouse, a child, another family member, or even a friend.
Community Care Access Centre
The Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre (WWCCAC ) offers a wide range of community based health services such as in-home professional health care services, support services and case management. They assist all ages to return home from hospital, avoid a hospital stay or remain at home. They work with clients and their caregivers to assist with the placement process to a long-term care home should that be required.
Waterloo Region Committee on Elder Abuse
Waterloo Region Committee on Elder Abuse is volunteer committee to promote public awareness of elder abuse in our community through education and promoting healthy aging.
We invite you to visit our website for additional opportunities to share information with seniors, families, and professionals as well as opening up possibilities to create increased awareness and expanding our knowledge base.