Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse
Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse.
The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse.
Webinar: COVID-19 vaccine rollout across aged care
The Department of Health is holding a webinar on Friday 26 March, 2.00pm-3.00pm AEDT, to discuss the national COVID-19 vaccination program’s rollout across aged care.
The live webinar will follow a Q&A style format and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the event.
The webinar will cover:
- an update on the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout in residential aged care
- COVID-19 vaccination of the aged care workforce
- guidance for in home care or Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers on advising clients on access to COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Professor Michael Kidd AM, Deputy Chief Medical Officer
- Adjunct Professor (Practice), Alison McMillan, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
- Ms Lisa Peterson, Assistant Secretary, COVID-19 Vaccine Aged Care Taskforce.
How's Your Head Today
COVID-19 is having a big impact on Australians’ mental health. The ‘How’s your head today?’ campaign aims to encourage all Australians to make their mental health and wellbeing a priority. Check out all the helpful resources you can access.
Experimental Estimates of the Prevalence of Elder Abuse in Australian Aged Care Facilities
"The prevalence of elder abuse in Australian residential care is estimated to be 39.2%.” Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Unlawful Sexual Contact In Residential Aged Care: A Practical Guide for Aged Care Providers Supporting Victims
Dr Catherine Barrett and the Australian Association of Gerontology has released a guide to help service providers respond to reports of unlawful sexual contact.
Your Caring Future
Your Caring Way is a free program for carers wanting to pursue training, education, volunteering or employment. It aims to inspire positive change by connecting people to real opportunities.
No More Humbug: Reducing Aboriginal Financial Elder Abuse in the Kimberley
“No More Humbug”, the Kimberley Community Legal Services report on reducing Aboriginal financial elder abuse in the Kimberly is being presented this Thursday 10 December at 3pm. Join this online event.
The Outlook For Older Women in Australia is Dire – But No One Seems to Care
"Prior to Covid, women over 55 were already the fastest growing group among the homeless. Research released in August estimates that 400,000 women over the age of 45 currently face this fate". This article discusses how homelessness is increasingly becoming a reality for older women.
Handy Guides for Homeless Women
Older women are a significant and growing group of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Lady Musgrave Trust has launched their updated Handy Guides for Homeless Women, and are asking for help to share the Guide widely. This Guide provides information about vital services.
Ageism, Elder Abuse and The Care of Older Australians
This survey explored people's views on ageing and age discrimination, age-based Covid-19 restrictions, their understanding of the abuse of older people, and their experiences as carers for older people.