The Financial Services Royal Commission has heard of irresponsible lending to elderly Australians.
In a period of declining housing affordability and precarious employment, older people are sitting on a "nest egg".
Financial abuse of the elderly is shockingly common in Australia and most often occurs within families.
The federal governments efforts to tackle the financial abuse of elders is to be welcomed - but will banks be properly empowered to act?
Elder abuse covers physical, sexual, psychological, emotional and financial abuse.
A report that recommends 43 ways to prevent elder abuse acknowledges we don't even know how often it occurs in Australia.
Are front-line bank staff trained to detect elder abuse?
The Law Reform Commission has recommended that banks take 'reasonable steps' to protect vulnerable Australians.
Women over 60 are being killed in their own homes - but little more is known about these crimes.
An inquiry into elder abuse will look at legislative measures to protect elderly Australians while protecting their rights and freedoms.
With incidence of elder abuse, mostly within families, on the rise, the government is looking for much-needed legislative measures to combat it.
The rape of older people has been missed off national statistics.
New research reveals how many people over the age of 60 have been raped in the UK – and it is time to act.
The UK's palliative care is excellent - but that hasn't prevented scandals like the Liverpool Care Pathway and Mid-staffs.
Lesson is that things need to change, not that we need more film.
That the Care Quality Commission, the watchdog in charge of health and social care in England, is considering hidden cameras and mystery-shopper exercises in care homes and domiciliary care sounds plausible…