Adult Abuse Reporting & Resources - VCH ReAct - Vancouver Coastal Health


About adult abuse & neglect

What is abuse? Physical Abuse

Any act(s) of violence or rough treatment causing injury or physical discomfort.

The non-accidental use of physical force to coerce or to inflict bodily harm.  It often causes physical discomfort, pain or injury, but the person doesn't have to have an injury to have experienced physical abuse.

Physical abuse may include, for example:

Physical abuse against older adults may also include:

If you recognize any of these indicators that are unexplained by the adult then you need to ACT! Report Abuse, Neglect and Self-Neglect.

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