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National Elder Abuse Prevalence Study

Australian Institute of Family Studies

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. 

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Elder Abuse ACT Responses and Policies

Public Trustee and Guardian ACT

The Public Trustee and Guardian for the Australian Capital Territory developed this factsheet it's concerns about elder abuse and seeks to play a role in our community to prevent, understand and mitigate such abuse. 

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Elder Abuse Responses SA

Government of South Australia

This consultation outcome report discusses the plans for the South Australian Government to strengthen current legislations in order to safeguard the rights of older people, prevent and respond to elder abuse.

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Respect and Protect Older Tasmanians

Tasmanian Government

This report outlines the results of the 'Protecting Older Tasmanians from Abuse: Tasmania's Elder Abuse Prevention Strategy'. The aim of the strategy is to prevent elder abuse through implementing initiatives including the establishment of the Tasmanian Elder Abuse Helpline, service provider education and training and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) activities.

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Elder Abuse Protocol WA

Government of Western Australia Department of Communities

This informative report describes a five step approach to responding to elder abuse including Western Australia protocols and legislation. Protocol has been developed to assist staff, service providers and professional working with older people to identify and respond to elder abuse in Western Australia. 

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Identifying and Responding to Abuse of Older People NSW

NSW Government

This report discusses the responsibilities of New South Wales health organisations in terms of the duty of care they possess. The report outlines key legislation and protocols for staff, service provides and professionals in connection with their reporting obligations when responding to elder abuse. 

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Legal Information

My Aged Care

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. 

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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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Quality Indicators

My Aged Care

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'.

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Guidance and Resources - Providing Care

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

This report is aimed at service providers and outlines eight standards that must be provided according to the Aged Care Quality Standards. 

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