Ballarat Aged Care is Working to Prevent Elder Abuse in Their Communities
"Ballarat Health Services executive director of Aged Care Jodie Cranham said the Ballarat Aged Care Team works to identify and prevent cases of elder abuse, with an Elder Abuse Responses Protocol in place to protect and empower older people."
Ageism: A Compass Guide
Ageism: A Compass Guide, is a handy PDF with a comprehensive list of Australian resources and service providers to help the community better understand ageism and its impact on the elderly.
The OPERA Project: Older People, Equity Respect and Ageing is one of Australia’s first investigations of ageism as a driver of elder abuse. The aim of the OPERA Project is to foster communities that value and respect people of all ages. This is a partnership between Eastern Community Leal Centre and Swinburne University.
Police and Main Roads present 'Keeping Seniors Safe' Talk
North Brisbane Police have joined the Department of Transport and Main Roads to deliver a series of Keeping Seniors Safe presentations, which includes elder abuse, to seniors within the Gateway Patrol Group area.
Australia Talks About Older Age and Aged Care
The Royal Commission has released findings from research which shows that Australians of all ages want to be assisted to live independently in their own home during their retirement years rather than having to go to an aged care facility.
The High Cost of Growing Old
This article discusses whether the Government restrictions designed to protect the lives of older people has allowed elder abuse to go unchecked.
Lawyers and Doctors Work Together in New Clinic to Support Vulnerable Decision-Makers
Macquarie University's new Capacity and Capability clinic helps people with early-stage dementia and other cognitive challenges make sound decisions about their welfare including their financial and legal affairs.
Increase in Children Raiding Parent's Retirement Savings During COVID-19 Crisis
Australian Banking Australia chief Anna Bligh warns if the increase in financial elder abuse, as struggling children demand financial bailout from retired parents, to cope with the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting recession.
Warm Safe Home Project Uses Art to Start a Conservation About Elder Abuse
A recording of the Warm Safe Home Forum is available to watch. The forum provided a rich and meaningful reflection on the conditions surrounding elder abuse. It also included a panel discussion about the role of different service providers.
At Home Guide
The Council on Ageing WA has developed a guide to support older Western Australians to live well. The guide was prepared by experts as an ongoing companion for seniors at home.