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.
The move to a portable funding environment has brought about new freedoms and more choice for consumers in the home care sector, but is that freedom being abused?
Seniors Rights Victoria has launched a series of discussion papers to help advance a conversation on elder abuse as a form of family violence.
A national plan to tackle elder abuse is welcome, but action is urgently needed now, writes Geoff Rowe.
The Office of the Public Advocate in Victoria and the Commissioner for Senior Victorians have developed a practical guide to help older people appoint a power of attorney.
New protections for seniors and ensuring nationally consistent laws to respond to elder abuse are among the key goals of a new national plan being developed by federal and state governments.
There is overwhelming support among not-for-profit aged care providers for the establishment of an independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, a new survey shows.