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Identifying Abuse Types & Signs

NSW government Ageing and Disability Commission

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. 

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Caring for Someone

My Aged Care

This tool describes ways to care for someone with particular needs such as dementia, a disability or chronic illness. This site also outlines the support services available for carers. 

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Communication Cards

Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing

These downloadable communication tools in multiple languages for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people that depict a wide range of daily activities and situations and can be used to prompt discussion, assist with directions, clarify needs between a culturally diverse elder and carer.

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Carers Tasmania report

Carers Tasmania

This tool outlines the work of Carers Tasmania in providing support for the carers of older people. 

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Challenges of Being a Carer

Seniors Rights Service

In this video Caroline Baum states that people step into a caring role with a lot of illusions and the reality of caring can be extremely challenging, personally and psychologically. Additionally, Ms Baum highlights the fact that carers can also be mistreated and abused. 

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#OkorNotOk Financial Abuse

National Ageing Research Institute

This video is a training resource for service providers and professionals demonstrating how to respond when a carer is financially abusing an older person with dementia. 

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Elder Abuse Prevention and Response Toolkit

North Metro Elder Abuse Prevention Network

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide an elder abuse prevention and response framework for organisations in the Northern Metro region who work with older people and their families or carers. 

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Legal Information in Chinese

CAXTON Legal Centre

Factsheets about staying safe at home, telling some about elder abuse, keeping money and assets safe and making your own financial decisions, in Chinese. 

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Charter of Aged Care Rights

Aged Rights Advocacy Service

The charter of aged rights provided, outlined in this article the rights of carers, service providers, professionals and individuals once they begin to receive Australian Government funded aged care.

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Acknowledgment of Carers

Aged Care Insite

This article describes the effects of caring on carers such as the abuse they may experience. Details the struggles of older carers caring for a family member and outlines the need for addressing the abuse of carers as well as the abuse of the elderly.

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