“Why elder abuse is on the rise in homes across Australia”


Currently it is estimated that between two and 14 per cent of older Australian experience abuse in any given year and during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is being indicated by a number of peak bodies and advocacy organisations that these disgraceful numbers are worsening.

Read the article from Dr Kay Patterson AO, Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner in The Courier Mail about the heightened risks the Elderly are experiencing and the steps everyone can take to ensure these statistics are dramatically reduced not only during the pandemic.

Source: Patterson, K 2020, Why elder abuse is on the rise in homes across Australia, The Courier Mail, viewed 15 June 2020, <https://www.couriermail.com.au/rendezview/elder-abuse-in-australia-on-the-rise-despite-royal-commission/news-story/5be698e30b20ed81ca328562d5cc876a

Image Source: The Courier Mail

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