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Experimental Estimates of the Prevalence of Elder Abuse in Australian Aged Care Facilities

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

"The prevalence of elder abuse in Australian residential care is estimated to be 39.2%.” Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

22 Jan 2021
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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

Dr Catherine Barrett and the Australian Association of Gerontology has released a guide to help service providers respond to reports of unlawful sexual contact.

21 Jan 2021
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No More Humbug: Reducing Aboriginal Financial Elder Abuse in the Kimberley

Kimberley Community Legal Services

“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. 

10 Dec 2020
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Reach Out & Reconnect campaign

Port Stephens Examiner & MP Kate Washington

Each week, the Examiner will feature stories on issues such as elder abuse, domestic and family violence, mental health, emergency accommodation, financial support, counselling services for youth and adults and community and support groups. The idea is that these stories will help people identify if they need support or help, and point them in the right direction to finding it.

23 Nov 2020
Port Stephens
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Compass Holiday Guide 2020

Compass

The Compass Holiday Guide 2020 is designed for older people, their family, friends and carers. The guide contains information, tips and resources to help support you during the holiday season, whilst providing information on staying connected and reducing social isolation.

01 Dec 2020
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The Outlook For Older Women in Australia is Dire – But No One Seems to Care

The Guardian

"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. 

23 Nov 2020
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If We Don't Count It... It Doesn't Count

FECCA

Making it count! A must-read paper on data collection and reporting on cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity by Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia - FECCA. 

27 Oct 2020
Online
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Elder Abuse. Know The Signs.

Australian Human Rights Commission

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. 

01 Oct 2020
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Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in Relation to Elder Financial Abuse

Law Council of Australia

Law Council of Australia has published a Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in Relation to Elder Financial Abuse. 

28 Sep 2020
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Hard Conversations - Elder Abuse Podcast

Legal Aid NSW

Hard Conversations is a new podcast series for community and health workers about elder abuse. This podcast series is a partnership with the Legal Aid NSW Elder Abuse service and the Central Coast CLC. 

28 Sep 2020
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