World Elder Abuse Awareness Day highlights the increasing population of older adults around the world and the accompanying rise in elder mistreatment.
Someone who is self-aware may be a better choice then your nearest and dearest, when it comes to enacting your will and preferences as you age.
Research shows that violence between patients is prevalent, often overlooked and largely unaddressed.
There are around 50 sexual assaults in Australian aged care homes every week. But staff are expected to assess the severity and impact of incidents without training.
Spears’ battle to end her conservatorship may lead to reforms.
Older adults’ experience of violent death is different to that of younger adults, our new research finds.
Thanks to review upon review, we have plenty of evidence about the problems in aged care. But federal governments have shown ‘a lack of willingness to commit to change’.
Safety measures put in place to protect older people from contracting COVID-19 may also be placing them at greater risk of experiencing abuse.
People often associate the holidays with children, leaving older adults out of mind, but there’s reason to pay attention to them at this time of year. They are a prime target for financial scammers.
Ever more Americans are using digital cameras to keep an eye on elderly relatives who live in nursing homes. This surveillance may violate patients’ privacy and demoralize their caretakers.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15; were you aware? Not many people are, yet abuse is growing. Two experts explain the trend and offer possible solutions.
Parents and children rarely put agreements about granny flats in writing and almost never consult a lawyer. But when these arrangements go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous and costly for all.
By the time the aged care royal commission’s recommendations lead to improvements in our nursing homes, four cohorts of residents will have died. Here’s why.
Eliminating sexual assault in nursing homes is a major challenge which starts with acknowledging it exists and recognising the scale of this abuse.
From aggressive patients with Alzheimer’s to frustrated caregivers, dementia is increasingly entwined with violence in private homes and residential facilities.
Australia’s aged care sector is in trouble. Our experts have previously explored the complex aspects of the system, exposing where the problems are, and have been for some time.
Attorney-General Christian Porter on a crowded agenda.
Christian Porter says the response to the consultations for a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse has been very strong with a total of 167 attendees at consultation sessions so far.
In a period of declining housing affordability and precarious employment, older people are sitting on a “nest egg”.
The federal governments efforts to tackle the financial abuse of elders is to be welcomed - but will banks be properly empowered to act?
A report that recommends 43 ways to prevent elder abuse acknowledges we don’t even know how often it occurs in Australia.