10 Tips for Protecting Yourself from Elder Abuse

The factsheet outlines 10 clear tips for elders in Queensland to protect themselves from elder abuse. A list of contacts is provided to further aid in the prevention of elder abuse.

A few of the tips include, not giving your PIN to anyone. Do not give your internet banking details to anyone. Don’t permit a friend, carer, or family member to register your account for internet banking. Before loaning any money, giving any money, moving in with family, allowing your family to move in with you, get independent legal advice. Make sure: - the lawyer has not been chosen by a family member - the lawyer is not acting for another family member - the advice is NOT given in the company of a family member - you obtain your legal advice alone.