New WA elder abuse strategy aims to stop older people falling victim to their own families
The WA Government started rolling out its new elder abuse strategy on Monday. It estimates up to 14 per cent of people older than 65 are or have been victims. Mirrabooka's Older People's Rights Service is one operation tackling the issue
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Online Forum
Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) is proud to present its 2nd online forum in its 16th year of observing World ElderAbuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).
The online forum will be held on Thursday, 17th June 2021, from 10.30am – 1.30pm and will be opened by the Honourable Stephen Wade MLC, Minister for Health and Wellbeing.
Our theme for WEAAD this year is ‘Elder Abuse Prevention– Let’s Talk’.
Elder Abuse - Your family and your home
In this webinar we speak with a senior solicitor and social worker from the Legal Aid NSW Elder Abuse Service about elder abuse that can occur in the family and home. It's not uncommon for older people to find themselves sharing their home with an adult child. To fit with the Seniors Festival 2021 theme, 'In our Nature', we will explore emerging legal themes and challenges, particularly when an older person is sharing their home with an adult child and how community and support workers can help.
Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse
Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse.
The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse.
Media Release – Banks call for consistent laws to prevent elder abuse
Australian banks are urging state and territory governments to adopt consistent laws on powers of attorney to prevent elder financial abuse.
State and federal Attorneys-General are meeting today to consider a scope for a national register of power of attorney instruments.
The ABA is calling on governments across Australia to establish:
- Power of Attorney laws which are the same across the country and protect people from this kind of abuse.
- A National Power of Attorney (POA) register to check if POA documents are legitimate and current.
- Somewhere to report abuse in each state that can investigate and act.
Connections and Community - A Sense of Belonging ONLINE LAUNCH
Join us for the online launch of our 50+ Report: Connections and Community - A Sense of Belonging
Our connection to community can provide a sense of belonging, feelings of trust and safety, and foster togetherness. Across the world, the pandemic has brought into sharp focus the strengths and weaknesses of communities and their ability to come together to support and protect the most vulnerable people in our communities.
The findings of this survey demonstrate that we are fortunate - that in most cases we have communities that are cohesive and that came together during this challenging time to connect with and support one-another.
COTA NSW will be launching our 50+ Report 'Connections and Community: a sense of belonging' on Thursday 8 April from 10am-11am. It will be a virtual launch.
Will Australia’s aged care system be fixed?
Unpacking the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
In an online community conversation, COTA Victoria will consider the royal commission recommendations. Can these outcomes inspire the generational change needed for our broken aged care system? And what do older people think about the findings?
- Aged care and e-health consumer advocate, Judy Gregurke
- Monash University Department of Forensic Medicine and geriatrician, Professor Joseph Ibrahim
- Victorian aged care consumers and family members.
Facilitated by SRV Education Co-ordinator Gary Ferguson.
This is an online event and will be hosted via Zoom. A link will be emailed to all registered participants closer to the event date.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Final Report: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Elder Abuse Action Australia acknowledge and thank the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the many individuals who shared their stories. It’s now time for action to end ageism, discrimination and abuse of older people.