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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. 

LGBTI+
10 Questions to Ask About LGBTI+ Needs in Aged Care
By: National LGBTI Health Alliance
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

This brochure outlines questions unique to LGBTI+ elders that can be asked when entering a residential aged care home in order to ensure that they are effectively supported and included.


Preventing Elder Abuse
10 Tips for Protecting Yourself from Elder Abuse
By: CAXTON legal centre
For: QLD

Outlines 10 clear tips for elders in Queensland to protect themselves from elder abuse. A list of contacts are provided to further aid in the prevention of elder abuse.  

Responding to Elder Abuse
About OPALS
By: Legal Aid ACT
For: ACT

The informative site describes the work of Order Persons Act Legal Service (OPALS) in settling disputes whist providing helpful factsheets, resources and FAQs.

Disability, Rural and Remote Services
Access and Support - Aged Care
By: ECCV
For: VIC

Outlines help available in Victoria to a variety of elderly Australians with diverse needs or circumstances. 

Preventing Elder Abuse
Adult Children Living at Home - What Do You Do if You Want Them to Leave?
By: Legal Aid NSW
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

A brochure that provides tips to older people before, during and after their adult child moves back into the family home. This includes agreements that should be put in place to ensure the adult child contributes and the best method of eviction, if necessary. 

Preventing Elder Abuse
Advance Care Planning in your State or Territory
By: Advance Care Planning Australia
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Advance Care Planning Australia works to ensure older people have control of their future health care decisions, through advance care planning, advance care directives and appointment of a substitute decision maker. 

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.