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Issues of Elder Abuse in Australia

Australian Institute of Family Studies

This research report offers an overview of Australia’s ageing population and potential risk factors that may arise as a result of the increasing life expectancy of the Australian population such as the prevalence of elder abuse, with the aim of preventing elder abuse. 

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Your Decision Making Toolkit

ADACAS

Interactive web article to guide individuals through the support decision making process to achieve the best possible outcome to prevent elder abuse. 

ACT
General Information
Tool

Concerned About Someone?

Legal Aid ACT

A helpful tool for people concerned about an elder person as to what to do in the case of suspected elder abuse and ways to report and take action. Provides key contacts for understanding, preventing and reporting to elder abuse in the Australian Capital Territory. 

ACT
General Information
Flyer

Older Person ACT Legal Service (OPALS)

Legal Aid ACT

The flyer details the services of the Older Persons ACT Legal Service provided by Legal Aid, including legal assistance, interpreters, training and cultural support officers. 

ACT
General Information
Tool

ACT Seniors Directory

ACT Government Community Services

This seniors directory provides users with a useful tool to access information on community and support services within the Australian Capital Territory. The directory also offers websites for seniors in relation to topic areas such as housing, finances, understanding and responding to elder abuse. 

ACT
General Information
Article

About OPALS

Legal Aid ACT

The informative article describes the work of Order Persons Act Legal Service (OPALS) in settling disputes and responding to elder abuse, whilst providing helpful factsheets, resources and FAQs.

ACT
Useful Tools
Article

Elder Abuse in the ACT

ACT Government Community Services

Whilst outlining the types and signs of elder abuse, this article on the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government website describes the support available and efforts to prevent elder abuse and respond that are available and unique to the ACT. 

ACT
Useful Tools
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Decision Making and Your Rights

Legal Aid ACT

This report outlines the steps to take to ensure, in the case of impaired capacity, those who make decisions on behalf of an older person have their best interests at heart and their actions will prevent elder abuse. Includes free initial advice and assistance on criminal, family, and civil matters and ongoing assistance to people who cannot afford a private lawyer. 

ACT
Legal & Financial Resources
Tool

Gifts, Loans and Debts

Legal Aid ACT

This report describes the best possible way to go about loaning or gifting money to a family member or friend to prevent financial abuse and offers advice on how to say 'no' to lending money if you are uncomfortable. 

ACT
Financial Abuse of Older People
Legal & Financial Resources
Tool

Care for Your Assets - Money, Ageing and Family

Legal Aid ACT

This tool describes the ways to safely sell your home, move in with a relative or lend money in order to ensure that your rights and wellbeing are respected and protected. Thus, preventing elder abuse. 

ACT
Legal & Financial Resources