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Enhanced support for responding to elder abuse

It can be difficult for GPs to raise concerns about elder abuse, but new training aims to help those at the coalface identify the signs and act.

The most recent report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety contained ‘damning’ stories of abuse and neglect of older people in Australia, and led to calls for fundamental reform of the aged care sector and several recommendations.

National
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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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Recognising the signs of elder abuse

Research shows when it comes to elder abuse, older women are most at risk. Worse, it’s often a family member who inflicts the abuse.

Latest statistics from the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission indicate 77 per cent of the almost 3000 reports it received in 2020 about people who were subject to, or at risk of, abuse, neglect and exploitation related to older people, most of whom were women.

NSW
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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
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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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Human Rights Council Holds Panel Discussion on Effects of Climate Change on Older People

The Human Rights Council this morning held a panel discussion on the human rights of older persons in the context of climate change.  It also concluded its interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children. 

National
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Three new members of the Order of Australia share their advice for finding purpose in a career

When does a career become a calling? And how do you find the right path that will lead to purpose in your profession?

Well, some of the nation's highest achievers — and new members of the Order of Australia — have already worked it out and they want to share their secrets.

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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