Older Person ACT Legal Service (OPALS)
The flyer details the services of the Older Persons ACT Legal Service provided by Legal Aid, including legal assistance, interpreters, training and cultural support officers.
ACT Seniors Directory
This seniors directory provides users with a useful tool to access information on community and support services within the Australian Capital Territory. The directory also offers websites for seniors in relation to topic areas such as housing, finances, understanding and responding to 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.
The informative article describes the work of Order Persons Act Legal Service (OPALS) in settling disputes and responding to elder abuse, whilst providing helpful factsheets, resources and FAQs.
Elder Abuse in the ACT
Whilst outlining the types and signs of elder abuse, this article on the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government website describes the support available and efforts to prevent elder abuse and respond that are available and unique to the ACT.
Support for ACT Carers
This brochure describes all the services available to both carers and elderly people in the Australian Capital Territory, such as the NDIS local area coordinator, disability service providers and transport services.
Decision Making and Your Rights
This report outlines the steps to take to ensure, in the case of impaired capacity, those who make decisions on behalf of an older person have their best interests at heart and their actions will prevent elder abuse. Includes free initial advice and assistance on criminal, family, and civil matters and ongoing assistance to people who cannot afford a private lawyer.
Gifts, Loans and Debts
This report describes the best possible way to go about loaning or gifting money to a family member or friend to prevent financial abuse and offers advice on how to say 'no' to lending money if you are uncomfortable.
Care for Your Assets - Money, Ageing and Family
This tool describes the ways to safely sell your home, move in with a relative or lend money in order to ensure that your rights and wellbeing are respected and protected. Thus, preventing elder abuse.
ACT Legal Aid Helpline
This tool offers ways to contact Legal Aid ACT such as multicultural language (CALD) support, live chats and ways to receive legal advice and respond to elder abuse.