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May 24th 2011:Elder Abuse--Physical, Psychological and Financial

Constable Patricia Fleischmann of the Toronto Police Service has administrative responsibilities for Vulnerable Persons Issues, including abuse and neglect of older adults, persons with disabilities and mental health conditions. She describes the types of elder abuse she encounters, and says how common these types are. She talks about causes of elder abuse, and health conditions that make seniors especially vulnerable to abuse. She explains what family caregivers and families need to know when elder abuse has occurred. She highlights what is known about in-family elder abuse, and how this typi

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Patricia Fleischmann

Constable Patricia Fleischmann is in her 25th year with the Toronto Police Service. She’s worked in all areas of law enforcement including uniform, investigative and plainclothes duties. Currently, she has administrative responsibilities for Vulnerable Persons Issues, such as abuse and neglect of older adults, persons with disabilities and mental health conditions. She’s a graduate of Durham College, McMaster University and Ryerson University. While at Ryerson University, she completed her Gerontology Certificate. She is an international elder abuse educator for police and non-law enforcement audiences. She is a founding member of the organization, Law Enforcement Agencies Protecting Seni
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