Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust, such as a family member or friend. The abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect. Elder abuse is vastly under-reported but the World Health Organisation estimates that up to 10 per cent of older people worldwide are affected.
Register now for the 4th National Elder Abuse Conference! Hosted by Seniors Rights Victoria, the conference will take place from 23 -25 February 2016 at the Pullman on the Park, Melbourne, Australia. The Conference will focus on the rights of older people to live life free from ageism and elder abuse. From preventative programs, to early interventions and later responses, speakers will share stories about the ways we can observe the rights of older people, which include identifying and meeting the wishes of older people as well as ensuring their safety. This conference will showcase innovative and collaborative approaches to tackling elder abuse, which will inform our practice and inspire us with vision and energy.