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WA has become the first state to launch an elder abuse strategy.
Financial planners can complete an accredited training program to help them detect and prevent financial abuse of seniors.
A Melbourne health organisation has teamed up with a local community legal centre in a new partnership aimed at targeting elder abuse.
A new pocket-sized brochure has been launched to assist the aged care workforce in identifying elder abuse.
A US expert says elder abuse is being kept in the shadows in Australia because of a lack of specific legislation.
An emphasis on vague goals like building momentum and safeguards in the national plan to tackle elder abuse would be better replaced by targeted funding of proven local services, writes Myfan Jordan.
Almost 1900 older Queenslanders were victims of alleged abuse by a family member or friend over a twelve-month period, according to a state government report.
The government has launched a four-year national plan to combat elder abuse through action in five priority areas including research, education, prevention and the strengthening of support services and safeguards.
Mediation can help resolve conflict before it escalates to elder abuse, a conference will hear, but only if it is part of a wider approach to early intervention and support.
Journalist Ellen Fanning has collaborated with the Seniors Rights Service to produce 18 videos featuring experts including former High Court judge Justice Michael Kirby sharing their knowledge on a wide range of issues around elder abuse.
The Australian Medical Association has released a new position statement targeting elder abuse and warns it will increase as the population ages.
A lack of common understanding of elder abuse among residential aged care staff is hampering the implementation of effective interventions, according to Monash University research.
State and territory advocacy organisations are set to benefit from $2 million of federal funds to help combat elder abuse.