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Understanding Elder Abuse

Compass appreciates that the abuse of older people is a complex issue. Knowing which way to turn for help starts by defining what elder abuse is and learning to recognise its signs.

Last updated: September 2, 2021
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Recognising Elder Abuse

Abuse doesn’t discriminate. People of all ages, ethnicity, environment and gender may be vulnerable or at risk. Help starts here.

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Need information or advice on elder abuse now?
Need information or advice on elder abuse now?
CALL 1800 ELDERHelp (1800 353 374)
In an emergency call 000

This free number will redirect you to an existing phone service near you. This is not a 24-hour line. Call operating times will vary. A collaboration between the Australian, state and territory governments.