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Preventing Elder Abuse

Discover the steps you can take today on Compass to reduce and minimise the risks of elder abuse tomorrow.

Last updated: October 7, 2021
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Steps I can take for me

If you’re an older person looking to minimise the risk of elder abuse, use these steps to plan for your future and keep your independence and autonomy for longer.

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Steps I can take for others

If you’re concerned about an older person’s vulnerability to abuse, these are some of the key steps you can take to reduce and minimise their exposure to risk. For help and guidance read on.

Need information or advice on elder abuse now?
Need information or advice on elder abuse now?
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