Understanding Elder Abuse
What is elder abuse?
Elder abuse is defined by the World Health Organisation as:
“A single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust that causes harm or distress to an older person.”
Importantly, elder abuse occurs within the context of a relationship of trust. This might be an older person experiencing abuse perpetrated by a family member (such as an adult child), a friend or neighbour, or a paid caregiver.
Helpful Resources and Further Information
- What is financial abuse?
- Recognising the Signs
- Keeping an Updated Will
- Preventing Financial Abuse
- Shared Living
- Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Preparing a Budget
- Protecting Personal Details
- Tips for Securing Your Financial Future
- Useful Contacts for Seniors
- What Happens in Mediation and Family Meetings?
- Preparing for Mediation and Family Meetings
Videos and Webinars
- What is elder abuse?
- Financial Issues and Family Conflict
- Coercive Control
- Supporting an Older Person’s Recovery from Financial Abuse
- Staying Socially Connected During COVID-19
- Reviewing Your Finances During Economic Uncertainty
- Recognising and Responding to Abuse
- Living with Family Members
- Webinar: Q&A panel on how to prevent, recognise and respond to financial abuse in your work – Tuesday 23 Jun 2020