Experimental Estimates of the Prevalence of Elder Abuse in Australian Aged Care Facilities
"The prevalence of elder abuse in Australian residential care is estimated to be 39.2%.” Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Unlawful Sexual Contact In Residential Aged Care: A Practical Guide for Aged Care Providers Supporting Victims
Dr Catherine Barrett and the Australian Association of Gerontology has released a guide to help service providers respond to reports of unlawful sexual contact.
Lesbian Volunteer Visits
A free visiting service for members where lesbian volunteers meet with isolated older lesbians for a minimum of two hours a month.
No More Humbug: Reducing Aboriginal Financial Elder Abuse in the Kimberley
“No More Humbug”, the Kimberley Community Legal Services report on reducing Aboriginal financial elder abuse in the Kimberly is being presented this Thursday 10 December at 3pm. Join this online event.
Compass Holiday Guide 2020
The Compass Holiday Guide 2020 is designed for older people, their family, friends and carers. The guide contains information, tips and resources to help support you during the holiday season, whilst providing information on staying connected and reducing social isolation.
The Outlook For Older Women in Australia is Dire – But No One Seems to Care
"Prior to Covid, women over 55 were already the fastest growing group among the homeless. Research released in August estimates that 400,000 women over the age of 45 currently face this fate". This article discusses how homelessness is increasingly becoming a reality for older women.
If We Don't Count It... It Doesn't Count
Making it count! A must-read paper on data collection and reporting on cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity by Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia - FECCA.
Discover the Truly Incredible Stories
Carers Victoria has launched a campaign calling on the public to pledge their support for the 726,600 people in Victoria who provide unpaid care to family members and friends with a disability, mental illness, chronic health issue, or age-related condition.
Warm Safe Home for Older Victorians
Project Extended! Due to the success of the Warm Safe Home Project (details of 7 July) post, the South West Elder Abuse Network has launched its sister project, Warm safe Home for Older Victorians.
Hand in Hand
The Multicultural Centre for Women's Health in Melbourne are offering FREE tailored and in-language support to migrant carers and the people they care for.