#OkorNotOk Financial Abuse
This video is a training resource for service providers and professionals demonstrating how to respond when a carer is financially abusing an older person with dementia.
ABA Elder Abuse Campaign
This Australian Banking Association tool outlines the ability of a Power of Attorney to steal from vulnerable adults to help the community understand types of elder abuse. 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.
Abuse Now - Lose Later
In this article, Brian Herd states that despite growing concern from the community and action groups about elder abuse, action from law makers has been slow.
An Elder Abuse Suspicion Index
In this article, Brian Herd discusses the ubiquitous index that has infiltrated the world of elder abuse, the "Elder Abuse Suspicion Index".
Banking and Financial Abuse
In this video, Hon. Anna Bligh AC discusses the Australian Banking Association's (ABA) guidelines aimed at preventing and protecting elderly customers from potential financial abuse.
Care for Your Assets
An instructive report into maintaining financial stability through caring for assets in retirement. This includes financial advice relating to family and loans and how to prevent elder abuse.
Criminalising Financial Elder Abuse
In this video Brian Herd explains how financial elder abuse can be difficult to prove, as perpetrators of financial elder abuse can have no understanding that what they are doing is wrong.
Elder Abuse – Recognise, respond and explore risk
This webinar discusses the various ways elder abuse can present in general practice and explore ways to effectively recognise and respond to risk factors and signs that a patient may be suffering abuse.
GPs are often the first independent professional to see an elderly victim of abuse. However, a lack of awareness of elder abuse as well as GP time constraints can hinder a GP’s effectiveness in identifying and addressing cases of abuse. The victim’s potential reluctance to raise the issue can add to the challenge of detecting abuse is occurring.
Dr Libby Hindmarsh and Prof Sue Kurrle shed light on some interesting GP case studies to illustrate a whole of practice approach to managing different forms of elder abuse.
Elder Abuse and Criminal Law
This report discusses what policies and laws are currently in place in Victoria that are relevant to the criminalisation of elder abuse to prevent elder abuse.
This report describes financial abuse and the types of financial abuse that are often overlooked. It also provides real stories of financial abuse.