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'.
Workers Caring for People from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds
This article provides information on the support available to the aged care workforce in caring for older Australians from non-English speaking backgrounds, such as culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).
Your Decision Making Toolkit
Interactive web article to guide individuals through the support decision making process to achieve the best possible outcome to prevent elder abuse.
Deakin Cottage - Dementia Respite
An informative article about the Deakin Cottage which provides short term stay for people in the Australian Capital Territory who are ageing, disabled and/or living with dementia (including early onset dementia). They can have a short overnight stay or join their day program.