Older Australians are among the most vulnerable to physical, emotional and financial abuse, incidences of which often go unnoticed or unreported.
Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) was formally launched last month, a peak body to support the national coordination for prevention of elder abuse with Federal funding of $500,000.
“EAAA has been established to promote the safety, dignity, equality, health and independence of older Australians through education, capacity building, data gathering and research,” Attorney-General, the Honourable Mr Christian Porter said.
Aged and Community Services Australia CEO Pat Sparrow has welcomed the initiative saying EAAA will bring elder abuse to prominence. “The program will contribute significant resources to tackling the problem of abuse at its root cause and develop solutions to address abuse in all forms.”
Source - Australian Ageing Agenda, 15 June 2018