City of Red Deer
Protecting Vulnerable Adults by Preventing & Reporting Abuse.
Abuse of the Disabled
Common Types of Abuse
Abuse is a significant issue for people with developmental disabilities. Common types of abuse include:
In the event that you suspect someone is being abused in a publicly funded care facility (like a hospital, lodge, nursing home, mental health facility, shelter, group home, addiction center, etc.), you should consult the Protection for Persons in Care Act.
A primary goal of the Protection for Persons in Care (PPCA) is to protect adults receiving government-funded care or support services from abuse. The act also requires that abuse be reported to authorities and that independent reviews be performed on those reports.
Resources & Services
Red Deer City Victim Services Unit
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Red Deer Victim Services Unit