Elder abuse: what can be done?
Unfortunately we are encountering examples of inappropriate influence and fully-fledged elder abuse by children towards elderly parents or relatives increasingly often. The recent decision in the matter of Meiners v Gunn  WASC 18 gained a lot of media attention and is a stark reminder of the issues we face...Read More
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15 is the United Nations internationally recognised World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. With an increasingly aging population elder abuse is predicted to increase and although much elder abuse goes unreported the World Health Organisation estimates that 15.7% of people who are 60 years or older living in the community...Read More
Elder financial abuse – Early inheritance syndrome
Elder abuse is defined as “any act which causes harm to an elder person and occurs within an informal relationship of trust, such as family or friends”. This abuse can take many forms and may be financial, emotional or psychological, social, a form of neglect or physical. Understanding elder abuse...Read More