Free Webinar: Can You Spot A Scam?
Australians aged 55 and over lost over $50 million to online scammers in 2019*. It serves as a reminder that the internet is a wonderful place to explore and connect with others, but it pays to be savvy.
*Source: Scamwatch, 2020.
Join our 1-hour webinar to learn
- Common scams including the latest Tax and Medicare scams
- Tips on how to spot them
- What to do and what not to do
- Where to go for help
- 18 August 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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.
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.
Dementia Australia Webinar - Driving and dementia
This online education and support session provides information about the effects of dementia on driving. It is specifically designed for people living with dementia and their carer. Getting-around options for non drivers are also discussed. This is ideally suited to those that have received a diagnosis of dementia and drive or are caring for someone diagnosed with dementia who drives.
Oceanic Palliative Care Virtual Conference 2021
Palliative Care Australia's Oceanic Palliative Care Conference is the pre-eminent event for all those passionate about palliative and end-of-life care.
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.
Support for mandatory vaccination of residential aged care workers
The Morrison Government is helping aged care workers get vaccinated as part of an $11 million grant program.
Applications are now open for aged care providers to apply for the funding following recommendations mandatory vaccinations be introduced.
The program was established in recognition of the individual circumstances of aged care workers now subject to the new requirement.
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
Preventing Abuse of Older People
We welcomed a number of special guests and more than 100 registrants to the launch of Safe, Valued, Respected – A Primary Prevention Framework for Elder Abuse. Due to COVID restrictions, the event on 30 June 2021 was held online.
ECLC CEO, Michael Smith, acknowledged growing recognition of the importance of understanding, preventing and responding to abuse directed to older people in the community.
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.