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.
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.
Concerns Regarding Aged Care
The article describes the resources available for someone concerned with the quality of their own or a loved one's aged care facility or treatment. Offers state specific helplines to understand and prevent elder abuse.
Family Services Queensland
Collates the services available for Queenslanders at risk of or experiencing elder abuse, to help understand the types of elder abuse.
National Elder Abuse Prevalence Study
Report on the current study by the Australian Government into the nature of elder abuse in Australia, the extent to which it occurs and how it is responded to.
An article providing advice and information into who could manage an elderly person's affairs such as the use of a Power of Attorney or Public Guardian, to prevent elder abuse.
This article describes the ways in which the quality of an aged care home and service provider is assessed under the 2019 'National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program'.
Rights and Responsibilities
This informative article offers insight into the rights of both people receiving care and service providers under the 'Charter of Aged Rights'. It also offers descriptions of where complaints about quality of care can be made, to respond to elder abuse.
Information for Aboriginal Elders
This website article outlines the ways in which Advocare can support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders and their families in accessing sufficient aged care services.