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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
News

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
National
News

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
National
News

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

$10.1 million to reduce number of younger people in residential aged care

The Australian Government continues to deliver on its commitment to reduce the number of younger people living in residential aged care.

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Richard Colbeck and Minister for Government Services, Linda Reynolds CSC said the Government is investing $10.1 million in a national network to help younger people and their families find age-appropriate accommodation and additional support.

National
News

Government doubles incentives to get doctors into aged care

Doctors will receive up to $10,000 a year each to treat Australians in aged care so that their health problems don’t get out of hand and require hospital visits under a federal government response to the Aged Care Royal Commission.

National
News

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
News

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
Events

Alice Springs Seniors Expo 2021

COTA NT

Alice Springs Seniors Expo 2021 will be held during Seniors Month in August and will have a focus on health and well-being, trying something new and celebrates the positive aspects of ageing and the contribution that Territory Seniors make to their community.

31 Aug 2021
Alice Springs Town Council Lawns, Todd Street Mall, Alice Springs
NT
Events

Brisbane Aged Care Conference

In today’s contentious aged care environment, it has never been more necessary to have quick access to education that raises the bar for registered nurses in aged care. 

The Brisbane Aged Care Conference covers how to prevent unnecessary transfer to hospital, when to listen and when to speak when dealing with complaints, care considerations for an older person with dementia, the latest on safe sedative use and the role of dementia care mapping.

25 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021
Mercure Hotel Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD, 4000
QLD