The new peak body to support the national coordination and advocacy of issues relating to the prevention of elder abuse has been formally launched to coincide with today’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
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An additional $106.8 million has been allocated towards modernising the health and aged care payments system in this week’s Federal Budget.
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.
A critical evaluation of ageism within policy and practice is needed in order for the sector to effectively tackle elder abuse, an advocacy group has said.