Identifying Abuse Types & Signs
The informative article offers indicators for professionals to recognise elder abuse, whilst also outlining the strain of caregiving on carers of disabled older people. It includes a guide to start a conversation about the support services available for carers. Language support available.
Consent and Decision Making
The article describes the process of decision making if a person is deemed to lack capacity and therefore cannot give consent. Outlines what is considered a crime with respect to elder abuse and how to respond.
My Wellbeing Checklist
A checklist, in the form of a flyer, of the needs of disabled elderly people that must be met. If concerns or questions arise from the checklist or if an individual does not meet a section of the checklist a support helpline is available, to respond to the possible elder abuse.
Protecting Your Rights
This easy to read and understand flyer describes the rights of elderly people in and out of care and the means of protecting those rights.
Knowing Your Rights
The descriptive flyer outlines the basic rights of an elderly person and disabled person. It also states the helplines available to prevent elder abuse.
SA Code of Practice
The South Australian Adult Safeguarding Unit's policy states the requirements for aged care services, service provides and professionals when gaining consent, referrals, investigations and sharing of information, with or for elderly people.
Charter of the Rights and Freedoms of Vulnerable Adults
This charter bases itself on the International Human Rights Principles and outlines the actions of the Safeguarding Unit in response to a claim of abuse or neglect. This factsheet provides a guide for actions to prevent, identity and respond to abuse or neglect.
Information for South Australians
This poster describes the work of the South Australian Safeguarding Unit whilst analysing types and examples of abuse, helplines and the current and previous work of the unit to prevent and understand elder abuse.
Protecting the Rights of Older Australians
A tool that details the response of the Australian Government to elder abuse through outlining the nation's plan to prevent and reduce the incidence of elder abuse.
Case Studies from Victoria
Real stories are detailed in an article to provide first-hand accounts of elder abuse in Victoria and the legal and financial assistance offered to those who have experienced elder abuse.