Should There Be An Aged Care Royal Commission?

Should There Be An Aged Care Royal Commission?

The federal government has called a royal commission into the aged care industry, following ongoing reports of elder abuse, all while the royal commission in the financial services industry has uncovered financial abuse against older Australians. The major inquiry...
Older People Forced Into Loans Is Elder Abuse

Older People Forced Into Loans Is Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is any form of mistreatment that results in loss or harm to an older person. It is further categorised into physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse. Financial abuse is most common kind of elder abuse, and it involves the improper or illegal use of...
Elder Financial Abuse Can Happen To Anyone

Elder Financial Abuse Can Happen To Anyone

Elder abuse is any form of mistreatment that results in loss or harm to an older person. The most common kind of elder abuse is elder financial abuse, where older people are unduly influenced, deceived or exploited out of their assets – and the most common kind of...
Government Commits To Tackling Elder Abuse

Government Commits To Tackling Elder Abuse

The Turnbull Government has extended its commitment to tackling elder abuse, with a $2 million boost to the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) as new figures reinforce the importance of the national service. Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, said the funding...
Astronaut in Elder Abuse Battle

Astronaut in Elder Abuse Battle

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin has found himself in court arguing for his own mental competence in an elder abuse battle. Mr. Aldrin, 88, who set foot on moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, has gone to court to try and prevent two of his children and a former business...
Should There Be Cameras in Aged Care?

Should There Be Cameras in Aged Care?

Should aged care facilities be required to install cameras in the bedrooms of the vulnerable elderly? The question continues to be raised in the wake of elder abuse scandals which show older people, particularly those with dementia, being abused and neglected by...