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Elder abuse

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Guide

Knowing your rights: a guide to the rights of older South Australians

This guide aims to help older people of any age increase their understanding of their rights, especially at different times in their lives, and to recognise the laws that provide safeguards and protection.
Report

Elder Abuse Prevention Unit year in review 2019–20

The Elder Abuse Helpline provides information, support, and referrals for older people and those who witness or suspect the abuse or neglect of an older person. This report outlines data collected during the 2019–20 financial year.
Strategy

Elder abuse in Aotearoa

This living document provides a high-level overview of the proposed future strategy for Ministry of Social Development-funded Elder Abuse Response Services (EARS). It sets out the priorities of the EARS work programme and details steps that can be taken to enact change.
Report

Experimental estimates of the prevalence of elder abuse in Australian aged care facilities

Just under 40 per cent of people living in Australian aged care facilities experience elder abuse in the form of neglect, emotional abuse or physical abuse, according to experimental estimates outlined in this report.
Guide

Best practice guide for legal practitioners in relation to elder financial abuse

This guide is intended to assist legal practitioners to identify and address potential issues regarding elder financial abuse in the preparation and execution of wills and other advance planning documents.
Report

Prevalence study for a Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)

The Prevalence Study for a Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) report looks at incidents of abuse between residents of aged care facilities that are currently exempt from reporting. It gives options for reporting these incidents under a SIRS.
Report

Community co-design of digital interventions for primary prevention of ageism and elder abuse

This report evaluates the consultation and co-design processes used to create the digital intervention and how this methodology impacted on the creation of the approach to storytelling about ageism as a driver of elder abuse.
Report

Older People: Equity, Respect & Ageing (OPERA) - phase 1 findings

This report presents an overview of findings from community consultations and provides analysis and recommendations for action in the prevention of elder abuse.
Strategy

WA strategy to respond to the abuse of older people (elder abuse) 2019–2029

The Western Australian government has released the state's first, long-term strategy to combat elder abuse, which outlines a series of support, education and awareness measures to help combat this growing issue.
Report

Elder abuse national research - strengthening the evidence base: research definition background paper

This background paper sets out the approach to the development of a working definition of abuse of older people. The working definition is intended to be applied in the Elder Abuse National Research Program and, in particular, to inform the development of data collection instruments...