World Elder Abuse Day

World Elder Abuse Day

World Elder Abuse Day was celebrated on 15 June as a way to increase the awareness of elder abuse and its prevention. The World Health Organization defines elder abuse as “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship...
Signs Of Elder Abuse: Stay Alert

Signs Of Elder Abuse: Stay Alert

It’s an unfortunate fact of our society that we must stay be alert for signs of elder abuse. Our elderly loved ones are vulnerable. Paying attention to them is not only essential for their general well-being, but also allows us to observe abnormalities.  Elder...
Beware Scams That Target Older Australians

Beware Scams That Target Older Australians

It’s unfortunate that scams are common and target various people from different ages with different backgrounds, scammers are increasingly targeting older Australians. This is largely due to the fact that older Australians have a better income and are...
The Fight Against Elder Abuse Continues

The Fight Against Elder Abuse Continues

The fight against elder abuse continues throughout Australia as the problem continues to rise. There are many forms of elder abuse, some are obvious and some are more subtle. All forms of elder abuse are damaging to the victim. What is elder abuse? What are the signs...
How Elder Caregivers Can Be Victims Of Financial Abuse

How Elder Caregivers Can Be Victims Of Financial Abuse

Elder abuse is a stain on our society, with some indirect victims: the elder caregivers. When elder abuse occurs, the most vulnerable people are taken advantage of and treated harshly either through physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or financial abuse or, as...
How Financial Planners Can Fight Elder Abuse

How Financial Planners Can Fight Elder Abuse

As our population continues to age, so we must continue to fight elder abuse. The most common kind of elder abuse is financial abuse, and the good news is that professionals like financial planners can help to identify and fight elder abuse. Why are the elderly...