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...
Government Introduces Aged Care Reform

Government Introduces Aged Care Reform

Australia’s aged care sector will soon have to answer to a single watchdog under Federal Government aged care reform in the wake of the Oakden elder abuse scandal in South Australia. A new national independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission will┬ábring...