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Elder Abuse Resources
Ageing Matters (2020)
Older people make up a significant proportion of Australia's population - over 1 in 7 people are aged 65 and over. Australians enjoy one of the highest life expectancies in the world, however the success of our collective ageing has revealed a range of challenges and evidence of failures in how we treat older people
Nursing Assistant: Abuse and Neglect (2021)
FOD 2016, This program is designed to provide a basic understanding of resident rights. It discusses the right to privacy and free choice, personal possessions and protection of personal funds, access and visitation, grievances and notification of changes, the right to be free of abuse and neglect, and the right to quality care. It also looks at the role of the CNA in assisting residents in activities of daily living.
Four Corners: Who Cares - Part One (2018)
A special two-part investigation of the failings in aged care.
Four Corners: Who Cares - Part Two (2018)
A special two-part investigation of the failings in aged care.
Four Corners: In Our Care (2014)
CC - Elder Abuse - As one person employed by the organisation explains, there were two aspects to the abuse. One involved the assaults and harassment, the other was the failure to act on the warnings and complaints.
Compulsory reporting in aged care settings for nurses and assistants in nursing (2020)
ANMF Position Statement
People have the right to be treated with respect and dignity, whether they are being cared for in their own homes, a community setting, acute or residential aged care.
The abuse of a person in an aged care setting includes any act which occurs within a relationship where there is implied trust or power imbalance, which results in harm.
Serious Incident Response Scheme (Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission)
The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) is an initiative that helps prevent and reduce incidents of abuse and neglect in residential aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government. It commenced in April 2021.
Aged Rights Advocacy Service (2020)
The Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) offers a free, confidential and state-wide service to older people, or their representatives, who are:
living in residential aged care
receiving Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or Home Care Package (HCP) services
at risk of, or experiencing abuse from family or friends
living in a retirement village.
Family Matters - Elder Abuse (2016)
AIFS produces - record of high-quality, responsive and impartial research into the wellbeing of Australian families
Stop Elder Abuse - Campaign and Community Awareness(2020)
Learn about elder abuse prevention - ways for you or someone you know to prevent elder abuse.
Help Stop Elder Abuse – get involved and use the resources below to spread this important message through your community, organisations and networks.
Recognise Elder Abuse – learn about the types of abuse and to recognise the signs
Speak up if you suspect elder abuse is occurring.
What is Elder Abuse? (2020)
Elder abuse can take many different forms. The most common forms of elder abuse are financial abuse and neglect.
Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (2020)
Creating AWARENESS of and PROMOTING APPROPRIATE RESPONSES to issues of elder abuse.
OPAN - Older Persons Advocacy Network
Older Persons Advocacy Network organisations offer free aged care advocacy services that are independent and confidential
Preventing elder abuse (Victorian Govt)
The department is trialling an integrated model of care for responding to suspected elder abuse at five Victorian health services.
The department is also funding four initiatives to prevent elder abuse, including elder abuse prevention networks and resources for carers.
Elder Abuse - Legal Aid
If you are an older person who is being harmed by the actions of someone else, such as a family member, friend, neighbour or carer, you may be experiencing elder abuse.
Elder abuse is wrong. In some cases it may be a criminal offence.
Elder Abuse - Australian Human Rights Commission
Elder abuse has been 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 which causes harm or distress to an older person'.
Elder abuse can take various forms, including: financial, physical, psychological, emotional and sexual abuse, or neglect. No older person should be subjected to any form of abuse.
Advocare Incorporated (Advocare) is an independent, community based, not for profit organisation that supports and protects the rights of older people and people with disabilities.
Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS)
Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) has been supporting older people in South Australia to uphold their aged care and human rights for over 25 years. ARAS is the South Australian member of the Commonwealth funded Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN). ARAS advocates can assist you or an older person you know to access and interact with community or residential aged care service providers. Topics included Abuse Prevention - Aboriginal Advocacy
Elder Abuse Help and Resource Unit - NSW (2020)
The NSW Ageing and Disability Commission is an independent agency of the NSW government, established July 1 2019opens in new window. Our role is to better protect older people and adults with disability from abuse, neglect and exploitation from someone they know living in their home or community, and to promote their fundamental human rights.
Elder Abuse Prevention Unit - Uniting Care (2020)
The Elder Abuse Prevention Unit promotes the rights of older people to live free from abuse. It operates Queensland's Elder Abuse Helpline, which is a first port-of-call for support, referrals and information. It provides free assistance to anyone who experiences, witnesses or suspects the abuse of an older person by someone they know and trust.
Patient and Person: Interpersonal skills in nursing. 7th Edition (2021)
Online scenario-based videos to demonstrate the use of specific skills.
Includes empathy, dealing with challenging behaviours, advocating for a patient and admitting a patient.
Learn to build trusting relationships and support patients in their health journey.
Narratives and stories to explain practical application of theoretical concepts.
Forty-two learning activities to enable students to understand the content and practise skills in a focused manner.
Person-centred approach throughout. Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing for Patient and Person
YOuTube Clips - Elder Abuse