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Vulnerable seniors peak body to continue

Vulnerable seniors peak body to continue

  • McGowan Government renews funding for Council on the Ageing WA to continue operating the Vulnerable Seniors Peak Body
  • Focus on raising awareness of elder abuse, particularly amongst Aboriginal people, people with disability, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • $210,000 funding the latest in a package of initiatives strengthening the State Government's response to elder abuse
WA
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This new refuge in Melbourne is providing much-needed support to older homeless women

Providing women aged over 50 a safe haven and access to services helping them rebuild their lives, The Gardenhouse is believed to be the first facility of its kind in Australia.

VIC
National
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Aged care facility to become an Aboriginal health and wellbeing centre

Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Services recently bought the now vacant Japara aged care facility in Mardi, with plans to transform it into a health and wellbeing centre.

The new centre will house all services, except the dental clinic, currently available at the Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Service in Wyong.

NSW
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New programs to combat the sexual assault and abuse of older people

With 50 incidences of unlawful sexual contact of an older resident in an aged care facility every week in Australia, new education programs combatting abuse and sexual assault have been launched in an effort to assist health professionals in identifying a

National
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Aged care residents will have increased access to their doctor through GP incentive

Older Australians in residential aged care will have better access to General Practitioners (GPs) thanks to a recent investment of $42.8 million to improve their face-to-face contact with health professionals.

National
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Campaign urges Queenslanders to unite against elder abuse

Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
The Honourable Craig Crawford

Queenslanders are being urged to stand and act together to address elder abuse as part of a new statewide campaign launched ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day tomorrow.

QLD
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From $1000 of Uber Eats to $250,000 for land, police move on elder abuse

With her health and mobility in decline, Gladys sold her home and moved into a granny flat behind her son’s house, where he and the grandchildren were a few steps away.

After a fall, Gladys moved to a nursing home to recover and left her debit card, PIN and access to bank statements with her son to pay her bills.

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National
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New ageing resource - KeepAble

According to research, the key to ageing well and living a good quality of life for longer is to compress functional decline by living more healthy years rather than just living longer. This can be achieved by:

  • moving regularly – through everyday activities and exercise
  • staying socially connected
  • maintaining a balanced diet, and
  • having a sense of purpose.

KeepAble aims to do what the name suggests. We’re dedicated to finding and sharing evidence-based research, resources and real-life stories about ageing well, so older people can live well for longer.

National
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Tales of assault and bullying in disabled care home

A supervisor at a NSW residential care home for disabled people was charged with assault, stalking and intimidation over his treatment of a blind and autistic man, an inquiry has heard.

The same carer was also accused of sexual misconduct towards a teenage girl in another facility and supervisory neglect after allegedly falsifying a client's medication chart.

National
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New ACT elder abuse laws to safeguard vulnerable

People who commit financial elder abuse in the ACT could face jail time of up to three years, as part of new laws coming into effect today covering abuse against vulnerable people.

A vulnerable person is defined as an adult with a disability or a person aged 60 years and above with an intellectual impairment or experiencing social isolation.

ACT