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Resources outlining local and national responses to elder abuse

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Service Providers, Professionals
#OkorNotOk Financial Abuse
By: National Ageing Research Institute
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

This video demonstrates how to respond when a carer is financially abusing an older person with dementia. 

Service Providers, Professionals, Neglect
#OkorNotOk Neglect
By: National Ageing Research Institute
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

This video exemplifies the best practise response to cases of neglect towards an older person with dementia. 

Service Providers, Professionals, Physical Abuse
#OkorNotOk Physical Abuse
By: National Ageing Research Institute
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

This video shows how to balance the rights of the carer and an older person with dementia, when physical abuse is involved. 

Responding to Elder Abuse
5 Step Approach Responding to Elder Abuse
By: Government of Western Australia
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

A five step approach responding to elder abuse.

Types of Abuse, Understanding Elder Abuse
ABA Elder Abuse Campaign
By: Australian Banking Association
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

This Australian Banking Association campaign outlines the ability of a Power of Attorney to steal from vulnerable adults. It also provides a petition to stop elder financial abuse by calling on the Government to establish nationally consistent laws to the Power of Attorney register. 

CALD, Understanding Elder Abuse
Abuse of Older People of CALD Background
By: Ethnic Communities Council of NSW
For: NSW

This submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety offers comments by large multicultural groups into their treatment in aged care homes and the recommendations made to improve standards for culturally and linguistically diverse people (CALD).

Responding to Elder Abuse, Preventing Elder Abuse
Addressing and Preventing Elder Abuse
By: Office of the Public Advocate Victoria
For: VIC

The Office of the Public Advocate offers their position statement seeking national reforms to address and prevent elder abuse. 

Preventing Elder Abuse
Advance Care Planning Workbook
By: Central Coast Local Health District
For: NSW

The Advance Care Planning Workbook can help older people think about what health care decisions they may need to make and how to discuss their wishes with carers, family and healthcare teams. 

Preventing Elder Abuse
Age Friendly SA Strategy
By: Government of South Australia
For: SA

Describes community strategies in South Australia to address a growing aged community and how we can continue to work reduce elder abuse. 

Understanding Elder Abuse, Preventing Elder Abuse
Aged Care Clinical Guide (Silver Book) - Part B, Abuse of Older People
By: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

A tool for General Practitioners on the subject of abuse of older people. Produced by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and commonly known as the Silver Book, this is one of the RACGP’s flagship clinical resources.