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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: 7 October 2021
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Recognising Elder Abuse

Details the warning signs and behaviours that would indicate that an older person is experiencing abuse. This includes environmental factors, perpetrator mannerisms and the personal reactions of the older person.

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

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