Rising Concerns About Elder Abuse During Pandemic
According to the Human Rights Commission financial abuse is hitting older Australians particularly hard during the pandemic, with reports of a sharp rise in cases.
Urgent Call to Harmonise Powers of Attorney
Australia's Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon Dr Kay Patersons AO, has called on the federal, state and territory Attorney's-General to act urgently to implement the Australian Law Reform Commission's recommendations on powers of attorney at the COAG meeting on July 27.
At Risk: Older Women Facing Homelessness in Australia
This event is to launch two reports on the risks of homelessness facing older women in Australia. This will include a panel presentation and a Q&A session.
Aged Care System Navigators Trial Extended
The Aged Care System Navigators Trial headed up by COTA Australia has been extended for another year. This service, delivered by 30 partners across the country, provides older people and their supporters an expert ear from someone who can help them connect with and plan the services they receive.
Ballarat Aged Care is Working to Prevent Elder Abuse in Their Communities
"Ballarat Health Services executive director of Aged Care Jodie Cranham said the Ballarat Aged Care Team works to identify and prevent cases of elder abuse, with an Elder Abuse Responses Protocol in place to protect and empower older people."
Police and Main Roads present 'Keeping Seniors Safe' Talk
North Brisbane Police have joined the Department of Transport and Main Roads to deliver a series of Keeping Seniors Safe presentations, which includes elder abuse, to seniors within the Gateway Patrol Group area.
Ageism: A Compass Guide
Ageism: A Compass Guide, is a handy PDF with a comprehensive list of Australian resources and service providers to help the community better understand ageism and its impact on the elderly.
The OPERA Project: Older People, Equity Respect and Ageing is one of Australia’s first investigations of ageism as a driver of elder abuse. The aim of the OPERA Project is to foster communities that value and respect people of all ages. This is a partnership between Eastern Community Leal Centre and Swinburne University.
The High Cost of Growing Old
This article discusses whether the Government restrictions designed to protect the lives of older people has allowed elder abuse to go unchecked.
South Australia Government Agency Raising Awareness for Elder Abuse in Aboriginal Communities
The South Australian Office for Ageing Well is partnering with Aboriginal community representatives to raise awareness for the rights of Aboriginal elders, in the Stop Elder Abuse campaign.