Mental Capacity & Writing a Will

Mental Capacity & Writing a Will

Australia faces an ageing population: between now and 2040 every State and Territory is expected to experience a significant ageing of its population, and some will experience a declining of mental capacity. The projections are that over the next 40 years, the...
Australians are Elder Abuse Victims

Australians are Elder Abuse Victims

In 2015, Advocare has released its first National Elder Abuse Annual report and the results are disturbing: As many as 1 in 5 older Australians may be elder abuse victims and the biggest perpetrators are their own children, the report says. The report shows that of...
Nursing Homes Unsuitable for Some Cases

Nursing Homes Unsuitable for Some Cases

Australia’s ageing population means that the pressure to care for an increasingly frail generation is mounting on nursing homes and their workers. The government is encouraging Australians to stay at home for as long as possible as they age, but this means that...
Choosing the Wrong Executor

Choosing the Wrong Executor

Be careful who you choose as the executor of your estate; sometimes the temptation to commit fraud can be too much. A jealous son who was sick of his brother being the ‘favourite’, was jailed for four years for cheating his brother out of a $1.5 million...
Mediation To Combat Elder Abuse

Mediation To Combat Elder Abuse

Adjunct Associate Professor Dale Bagshaw, an expert in mediation at the University of South Australia, has called for more preventative measures to be put into place to protect our elderly citizens. She says this is due to the rising incidence of the most common type...