Doctor Forges Will in Elder Abuse Case

Doctor Forges Will in Elder Abuse Case

In the United Kingdom, a consultant psychiatrist sent by NHS bosses to assess an elderly widow in west Cumbria, took control of her finances so that she and her family could inherit the bulk of the pensioner’s £1.3m estate, a jury heard. The court heard how Alemi,...
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...
Why Estate Planning Is More Important Than Promises

Why Estate Planning Is More Important Than Promises

JOYCE Fox had one request of her husband of 38 years in the period before dementia rendered her mute and claimed her life on June 29, 2014. She just wanted to know Kevin Fox would look after her daughters Gail and Karen – Kevin’s step-daughters – if she died...
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...