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Elder Abuse Identification and Response

This course is designed to provide an overview of elder abuse and will cover the following learning objectives. Given the nature of your work as a Registered Dental Hygienist, the course will incorporate examples, case studies and legal and ethical practice standards as they pertain to the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario standards of practice and legislation in Ontario.

Raeann Rideout, M.A.

r-rideoutRaeann Rideout is currently the Central East, Regional Elder Abuse Consultant for Elder Abuse Ontario (EAO), where she is responsible for implementing Ontario’s Strategy to Combat Elder Abuse.

In this role, Ms. Rideout has responsibility for implementing EAO’s initiatives, which includes providing public education to seniors, delivering training to front-line professionals and developing educational and prevention training resources targeted for diverse professional sectors and older adults.

Raeann is also a course instructor at Trent University for the Foundations of Elder Abuse Education and Prevention and has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of elder abuse and aging issues.

Raeann is committed to promoting healthy aging to ensure seniors are treated with respect and dignity and live in a safe and secure community.