ABA Elder Abuse Campaign
This Australian Banking Association tool outlines the ability of a Power of Attorney to steal from vulnerable adults to help the community understand types of elder abuse. It also provides a petition to stop elder financial abuse by calling on the Government to establish nationally consistent laws to the Power of Attorney register.
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.
Charter of the Rights and Freedoms of Vulnerable Adults
This charter bases itself on the International Human Rights Principles and outlines the actions of the Safeguarding Unit in response to a claim of abuse or neglect. This factsheet provides a guide for actions to prevent, identity and respond to abuse or neglect.
Information for South Australians
This poster describes the work of the South Australian Safeguarding Unit whilst analysing types and examples of abuse, helplines and the current and previous work of the unit to prevent and understand 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.
Legal Assistance NSW
The Older Persons' Legal and Education Program is a specialist service of Legal Aid NSW. They provide free legal information, advice and assistance to older people to understand, promote and protect their legal rights. The purpose of this tool is to 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.
Prevalence of Elder Abuse in South Australia
This report details the current data collected in relation to cases of elder abuse, reports of elder abuse and legal involvement related to elder abuse in South Australia.
Key Message: Elder Abuse
The report details the findings and understandings of the Australian Government in relation to elder abuse including statistics of abuse.