Preventing Elder Abuse: A literature review for the SMPCP Elder Abuse Prevention Network
A rapid review of literature on primary prevention of elder abuse was conducted in 2018 to support the work of the SMPCP Elder Abuse Prevention Network. The review explores four key questions and offers emerging conclusions and recommendations for action.
National Plan to Respond to Abuse of Older Australians (Elder Abuse) 2019 - 2023
In March 2019, the Attorney-General launched the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians (Elder Abuse) 2019-202. Developed in conjunction with state and territory government agencies, the plan provides an overview of the issues that governments need to act on as a priority, as well as early agreed actions to address them.
With respect to age — 2009: Victorian Government practice guidelines for health services and community agencies for the prevention of elder abuse
A practical guide principally for workers in health agencies and community services that support older people. The guide draws on advice from older Victorians, consultation with health and community sectors and the views and experience or a range of stakeholders.
Elder Abuse Community Action Plan for Victoria - February 2018
This project aimed to develop an action plan for people and organisations who have a demonstrated commitment to preventing and combating elder abuse. The team from the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) worked in partnership with Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) and the Elder Abuse Roundtable members, including representatives from advocacy, legal, research, aged and health care service providers and the Office of the Public Advocate (OPA).
Understanding Elder Abuse: A scoping study
The Melbourne Social Equity Institute commissioned the National Ageing Research Institute to conduct a scoping study reviewing the published literature on elder abuse with specific focus on intergenerational elder abuse, and the evidence supporting interventions to address this abuse.
Elder Abuse Discussion Paper
This discussion paper is based upon FMC Mediation and Counselling's (FMC) experience of providing front line response services to older people affected by elder abuse over the last three years. The paper considers the risk factors that FMC has observed amongst clients of its Respecting Elder service. Drawing upon its client experience and understanding of the current sector responses, FMC concludes with seven considerations.
Bystanders in primary prevention programs: Advice for Elder Abuse Prevention Networks
This paper summarises some recent literature on the role of bystanders in family violence primary prevention and the framing of messages about elder abuse to assist members of Elder Abuse Prevention Networks to design and plan activities.
Smart and Savvy
A guide produced by the Commonwealth Bank for over 50's to help protect against financial elder abuse. The guide explains the concept of elder financial abuse to consumers and emphasises why it is important to understand the risks and make sure the consumer is protected. Practical steps are outlined to assist in safeguarding individuals and their loved ones.