Elder abuse

NARROWER TERMS:
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

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.
Briefing paper

Adult safeguarding laws: reviewing the proposal for a NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner

This e-brief begins by looking at the prevalence of abuse of older people and adults with disability. It then outlines existing NSW agencies that play a role in protecting these groups from abuse and also considers NSW and national review recommendations to establish agencies to...
Report

Effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and accreditation framework for protecting residents from abuse and poor practices, and ensuring proper clinical and medical care standards are maintained and practised: final report

Among the many other recommendations, this report calls for the Australian government to implement a clearly articulated principle that the duty of care for the regulation of all care within the aged care residential setting ultimately rests with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.