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.
Elder Abuse. Know The Signs.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched an elder abuse awareness campaign. This campaign includes a hard-hitting video that reveals the 'red flag phases' that can often indicate an older person is experiencing elder abuse.
Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in Relation to Elder Financial Abuse
Law Council of Australia has published a Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in Relation to Elder Financial Abuse.
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.
YouTube Nanna: Older Australian's Most Isolated During COVID-19
"When Lyn Farrington began sending videos of herself reading books for her two grandchildren during the pandemic, she had an idea: why not bring the joy to other little children?"
Financial Independence Hub
The Financial Independence Hub provides a range of services and support programs specifically developed to help anyone who has experienced financial abuse to build their financial independence.
Early Signs Your Elderly Loved One Could Be A Victim of Abuse
"It's not easy thing to imagine: your elderly parent or grandparent being abused."
Rising Concerns About Elder Abuse During Pandemic
According to the Human Rights Commission financial abuse is hitting older Australians particularly hard during the pandemic, with reports of a sharp rise in cases.
Urgent Call to Harmonise Powers of Attorney
Australia's Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon Dr Kay Patersons AO, has called on the federal, state and territory Attorney's-General to act urgently to implement the Australian Law Reform Commission's recommendations on powers of attorney at the COAG meeting on July 27.
Australia Talks About Older Age and Aged Care
The Royal Commission has released findings from research which shows that Australians of all ages want to be assisted to live independently in their own home during their retirement years rather than having to go to an aged care facility.