Help with Elder Abuse


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In Western Australia 1 in 20 older people will experience some form of abuse. Elder abuse can be silent and unseen. It often goes unrecognised and unreported.

People, regardless of their age, are entitled to have their human rights respected.

What is Elder Abuse?

Any act which causes harm to an older person and occurs within an informal relationship of trust, such as family or friends (APEA:WA).

Advocare assists people experiencing physical, emotional, financial, sexual or social abuse, or neglect.

An advocate can work with  the older adult who is experiencing mistreatment or a representative who is working in the best interests of the older person, such as a family member or friend.

An advocate is available to:

  • Listen to your needs and concerns         
  • Assist you to fully explore the options available to address the  issues
  • Provide an opportunity to consider potential  benefits and consequences of any actions that can be taken
  • Stand by you and provide advocacy where needed

Resources

Click here for the Help Stop Elder Abuse Brochure 

 

Home and Community Care National Aged Care Advocacy Program Lotterywest Supported
Call 9479 7566 for a free, confidential and independent service