Elder abuse

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.

Everybody's business: stocktake of elder abuse awareness, prevention and response activities in Australia

This publication is a companion document to the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians 2019-2023, and describes the range of work already underway across Australia as of March 2019 to prevent, intervene, respond to and mitigate abuse of older people.

National plan to respond to the abuse of older Australians (elder abuse) 2019–2023

Developed in collaboration with state and territory governments, the National Plan establishes a framework under which governments will prioritise and report on activity to reduce the prevalence and impact of elder abuse by working together on priority areas that would benefit from national collaboration.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.