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Experimental Estimates of the Prevalence of Elder Abuse in Australian Aged Care Facilities

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

"The prevalence of elder abuse in Australian residential care is estimated to be 39.2%.” Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

22 Jan 2021
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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

Dr Catherine Barrett and the Australian Association of Gerontology has released a guide to help service providers respond to reports of unlawful sexual contact.

21 Jan 2021
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Recovery Plan Grants To Strengthen Connectivity To Community for WA Seniors

Government of Western Australia

21 local government and community service organisations in Western Australia will receive additional funding support for projects and initiatives aimed at reconnecting seniors impacted by social isolation during COVID-19.

18 Dec 2020
Western Australia
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No More Humbug Report Released

Kimberley Community Legal Services

Kimberley Community Legal Services (KCLS), in partnership with local Aboriginal research consultancy Kimberley Jiyigas, today released “No More Humbug”, the first-ever detailed study of financial elder abuse specifically in remote towns and Aboriginal communities.

10 Dec 2020
Western Australia
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No More Humbug: Reducing Aboriginal Financial Elder Abuse in the Kimberley

Kimberley Community Legal Services

“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. 

10 Dec 2020
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Compass Holiday Guide 2020

Compass

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.

01 Dec 2020
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The Outlook For Older Women in Australia is Dire – But No One Seems to Care

The Guardian

"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. 

23 Nov 2020
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Ageism, Elder Abuse and The Care of Older Australians

Relationships Australia

This survey explored people's views on ageing and age discrimination, age-based Covid-19 restrictions, their understanding of the abuse of older people, and their experiences as carers for older people.

13 Aug 2020
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Seniors Learn Online Banking With Squirrel Bank

eSafety's Be Connected Program

To help seniors adapt to an increasingly online world, the eSafety Commissioner has released 'Squirrel Bank' an introduction to online banking. 

11 Aug 2020
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Mentoring 2 Work

CoTA WA

COTA WA have designed the Mentoring 2 Work program, which aims to empower and equip young adults with the skills and confidence to find and maintain employment. Older Australians are invited to become mentors and will benefit by developing their skills in mentoring and connecting with the younger generation to build a better community. 

10 Aug 2020
Western Australia
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