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...
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 bring...
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...
Elder Abuse Awareness

Elder Abuse Awareness

Elder abuse awareness is one of the most important tools in combating this insidious form of violence, manipulation and coercion. Elder abuse occurs in multiple forms. The signs usually go unnoticed and the victims are threatened to stay quiet, which is why elder...