Elder abuse

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Elder abuse in Australia: culturally and linguistically diverse Australians

The AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People indicated that 15% of community-dwelling people aged 65 and older from CALD backgrounds reported an experience of at least one of the five core subtypes of elder abuse and CALD‑specific subtype in the 12 months prior to the...
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Elder abuse in Australia: neglect

The AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People indicated that 3% of community-dwelling people aged 65 and older in Australia reported experiencing neglect in the 12 months prior to the survey. This means that they had a need for support and there was someone who was...
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Elder abuse in Australia: psychological abuse

The AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People indicated that 12% of community-dwelling people aged 65 and older in Australia reported experiencing psychological abuse in the 12 months prior to the survey. The most common forms of psychological abuse experienced involved being: insulted, called names or...
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Elder abuse in Australia: sexual abuse

The AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People indicated that 1% of community-dwelling people aged 65 and older in Australia reported an experience of sexual abuse in the 12 months preceding the survey.
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Elder abuse in Australia: wills, powers of attorney and family agreements

In the AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People, the prevalence of elder abuse with regard to advance planning arrangements varied according to the degree to which older people have formal wills, power of attorney arrangements or other types of family agreements.
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Elder abuse in Australia: physical abuse

According to the AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People, 2% of community-dwelling people aged 65 and older in Australia reported experiencing physical abuse in the 12 months preceding the survey. The most common form of physical abuse reported was threats to harm, followed by reports...
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Elder abuse in Australia: prevalence

According to the AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People, 15% of people aged 65 and older living in community dwellings in Australia reported an experience of at least one of five subtypes of elder abuse in the 12 months preceding the survey.
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Elder abuse in Australia: financial abuse

Of the 2% of community-dwelling people aged 65 and older in Australia who reported experiencing financial abuse in the AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People, the most common form of financial abuse is being pressured into giving or loaning money, possessions or property.
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National sexual violence responses

This report brings together data from a range of sources to build a better understanding of sexual violence responses. It looks at where people seek support, and the patterns in service use. It also discusses data gaps, highlights opportunities for data improvements and complements the...
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Report of the Inquiry into support for older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds

Throughout this inquiry, the Committee heard about many barriers preventing culturally diverse older people from accessing the services they need when they need them. This report draws upon comprehensive evidence received from expert stakeholders and people with lived experience to make 61 findings and 76...
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Understanding economic and financial abuse and older people in the context of domestic and family violence

This research paper analyses existing research on older people, economic and financial abuse. It identifies a gap in the evidence base relating to the perpetration of economic and financial abuse against older people specifically in the context of domestic and family violence.
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Tackling abuse of older people: five priorities for the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021–2030)

Globally, 1 in 6 people aged 60 years and older experience abuse in the community every year. Rates in institutions are even higher. Yet, abuse of older people (also known as elder abuse) remains a low global priority. This document outlines five priorities to prevent...
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An agenda for government from older Australians

COTA Australia has prepared this document to describe the policy opportunities for the 47th Parliament of Australia to improve the lives of older Australians.
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Prevention of financial abuse workshop: summary report

In July 2021, the Office for Women held a virtual workshop on the prevention of financial abuse. The workshop was facilitated by researchers from the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre. This report summarises key points of discussion that emerged throughout the day.
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National elder abuse prevalence study: final report

As part of the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians, the Attorney-General’s Department commissioned the most extensive empirical examination of elder abuse in Australia to date, the National Elder Abuse Prevalence Study. This report presents the findings of that research program.
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What's age got to do with it?

This report identifies stereotypes, attitudes and beliefs about age that prevail in Australia, and captures some of the ways in which people in Australia understand and experience their impacts.
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Elder abuse statistics in Queensland: year in review 2020–21

The 2021 report contains a range of descriptive statistics and analyses of Helpline data collected during the 2020–21 financial year.
Literature review

Experiences of the family violence system in Aotearoa: an overview of research 2010 – early 2020

This document provides an overview of what is currently known about people’s and service providers’ experiences of the family violence system in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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State of the (older) nation 2021

This report on the experiences and views of Older Australians tells a story of an older generation often experiencing ageism, who less often perceive themselves as happy, healthy, financially secure or connected to community.
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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.