Published: December 12, 2019

Supporting action on elder abuse

The Australian Government is taking action on elder abuse so all senior Australians are safe and supported as they age.

Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck, said a key benchmark of any society is how it treats and protects its older citizens, particularly those who may be vulnerable to abuse.

“A new elder abuse awareness video and the ElderHELP mobile phone app will help prevent abuse of older people,” Minister Colbeck said.

“Elder abuse can take many unacceptable forms—physical, social, financial, psychological, and sexual, as well as mistreatment and neglect.

“The video and the mobile app mean more people will have better access to key information and practical assistance about aged care rights and support.

“The video will assist aged care staff and volunteers to identify and report abuse of older people and the free mobile phone app, ElderHELP, will assist anyone who cares for and supports older people.

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