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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.

Last updated: October 7, 2021
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  • October 7, 2021

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.