Elder abuse

NARROWER TERMS
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
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.
Report

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.
Strategy

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.
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

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.
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.
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...
Report

Providing aged-care through a tv screen

This report contains a review of the evidence behind the use of CCTV surveillance in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) in South Australia, and takes a closer look at the risks and benefits associated with the practice.
Report

Elder abuse: key issues and emerging evidence

This paper provides an overview of elder abuse in Australia. It discusses key issues involved in how elder abuse is defined and examines its prevalence, impact and associated risk factors, with a focus on implications of recent research for policy and practice.
Report

Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story 2019

Family, domestic and sexual violence is a major health and welfare issue. It affects people of all ages and from all backgrounds, but mainly women and children. This report explores the impact of family, domestic and sexual violence among vulnerable groups.
Report

National elder abuse prevention and advocacy framework

OPAN and other services targeting elder abuse operate in a changing landscape that has seen elder abuse gain increasing policy attention, community awareness and dedicated resourcing. Significant movement on a number of major initiatives has occurred in the last two years.