Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: A Pan-Canadian Best Practice Guideline Initiative

This best practice guideline initiative is focused on recognizing, managing and preventing the abuse and neglect of older adults throughout various health care institutions and community settings in Canada.Funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, the initiative will include an evidence based best practice guideline, a strategy for dissemination, implementation and evaluation, practice tools, an e-learning program, and plain-language resources for the public.

The initiative builds on the success of a project entitled ‘Promoting the Awareness of Elder Abuse in Long-Term Care', a RNAO and Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) collaborative, also funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. This collaborative project launched the Prevention of Elder Abuse Centres of Excellence (PEACE) in 2010 in 10 long-term care homes across the country.