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Inquiry into Elder Abuse - Mon, 2 Oct 2017
A Select Committee into Elder Abuse has been established by the Western Australian Parliament to undertake an Inquiry into Elder Abuse. The...
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Advocare ABC Radio Interview - Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Greg Mahney reflects on 10 years as CEO of Advocare with Geoff Hutchinson on ABC radio, and discusses the issues of elder abuse, aged care...
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Advocare appoints new CEO - Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Advocare appoints new CEO Western Australia’s peak elder abuse support agency, Advocare Incorporated, has appointed Diedre...
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CEO job opportunity for Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) - Wed, 9 Aug 2017
  Are you the one to take OPAN forward? Seniors living in residential aged care in Western Australia will have their rights...
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Long-time CEO of Advocare set to retire - Mon, 31 Jul 2017
Greg Mahney, CEO of Advocare will retire at the beginning of August after more than 10 years of service. Mr Mahney’s decision to...
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Federal funding shake-up confirms single national aged care advocacy provider - Tue, 11 Jul 2017
The Federal Government’s shakeup of the aged care advocacy sector has today been confirmed, with a single organisation awarded $25.7...
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WA seniors to benefit from new aged care complaints framework - Tue, 11 Jul 2017
Seniors in residential aged care in Western Australia will have their rights better protected under a ne w national framework....
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Elderly Easy Prey for Abuse - Thu, 15 Jun 2017
Older people are becoming increasingly vulnerable to abuse. Thousands of seniors in Western Australia are suffering from...
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Advocare responds to proposed ALRC elder abuse discussion paper - Wed, 1 Mar 2017
Advocare, Aged and Community Services WA and the Schools of Law and Social Work at Curtin University held a roundtable discussion on 14 February...
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Online support for families when aged care becomes the best option - Thu, 23 Feb 2017
The transition into aged care is something that can come unexpectedly, but even when planned far in advance, it can still be a daunting and...
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Advocare Christmas Closure - Fri, 23 Dec 2016
Advocare will be closed from Noon Friday 23rd December 2016  and will reopen on Tuesday 3rd   January 2017 . If you are in...
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Festive Season Brings Ripe Conditions for Elder Abuse - Thu, 15 Dec 2016
A national elder abuse report released today has shown elder abuse is skyrocketing in Australia. A staggering 15,757...
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Push to Help Aboriginal People Access Aged Care Services - Thu, 1 Dec 2016
  New resources will help older Aboriginal have equal access to aged care support The peak body for elder’s rights in Western...
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Lifestyle expo targets seniors connection - Wed, 26 Oct 2016
ADVOCARE will hold a Seniors Lifestyle Expo on November 11 at The Perron Centre in Victoria Park to encourage seniors to connect to services,...
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Protect Your Assets Before it's Too Late - Thu, 29 Sep 2016
A new booklet will assist seniors to protect their assets.  Financial abuse from family and friends remains the most common form of...
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ALRC Inquiry Into Elder Abuse - Wed, 14 Sep 2016
In February 2016, the Attorney-General announced a new Inquiry for the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) on 'Protecting the Rights of...
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Education Administrator Job Vacancy - Wed, 7 Sep 2016
  We are looking for:   Education Administrator    Do you have a passion for social justice?...
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Collaborative Planning Group Membership - Mon, 22 Aug 2016
Call for Expressions of Interest Collaborative Planning Group Membership National Elder Abuse Summit   There is urgent need for...
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Telephone System Error - Wed, 17 Aug 2016
We are experience problems with our Elder Abuse Helpline telephone system. You can still communicate with us by calling our general information...
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Grant to support WA elder abuse helpline - Wed, 15 Jun 2016
Minister for Seniors Tony Simpson and CEO of Advocare Greg Mahney  Older West Australians experiencing elder abuse can continue to...
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Calls to elder abuse helplines around Australia double in 12 months - Wed, 15 Jun 2016
A new report on elder abuse, released for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June, shows phone calls to elder abuse helplines around...
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Better Aged Care Support for Multi-Cultural People - Tue, 19 Apr 2016
As the aged care system changes, service providers are providing culturally-appropriate services and support for older people from diverse...
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New premises to assist in WA elder abuse support - Fri, 15 Apr 2016
From left to right: Advocare CEO Greg Mahney and Chairman Andrew Schox, VisAbility CEO Dr Clare Allen, Minister for Seniors, the Hon Tony...
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New Seniors Cyber Crime Program - Wed, 9 Mar 2016
Eleni Evangel presenting the cheque from the Department of the Attorney General to Trish Langdon from COTA WA and David Cook Edith Cowan...
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Free Elder Abuse Helpline Posters - Fri, 19 Feb 2016
A range of different WA Elder Abuse Helpline posters have been designed to assist older people, their families, carers and organisations working...
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We Have Moved Office! - Fri, 19 Feb 2016
We have moved. The new location, The Perron Centre in Victoria Park, offers a more suitable space and the opportunity to work amongst like...
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Hotline Reveals Elder Abuse - Wed, 20 Jan 2016
An elder abuse hotline in WA has been inundated with calls, many related to adult children siphoning money from elderly parents.  ...
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Consumer Engagement in Aged Care Survey - Thu, 12 Nov 2015
With the introduction of Consumer Directed Care (CDC) there has been an increase in awareness of the importance of consumer choice and control...
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Seniors Week Celebrations Recognise Love Later Life - Fri, 6 Nov 2015
WA Seniors Week 2015 events will commence on Sunday 8 November.   This year’s theme Love Later Life acknowledges the contribution...
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400 calls to elder abuse helpline in first 12 months - Fri, 2 Oct 2015
Almost 400 calls have been made to the WA Elder Abuse Helpline since it was launched by Advocare 12 months ago. The most common form of abuse...
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4th National Elder Abuse Conference - Thu, 6 Aug 2015
The 4 th National Elder Abuse Conference will be taking place from 23-25 February 2016 at the Pullman on the Park, Melbourne Australia....
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First snapshot of elder abuse in Australia report released today - Thu, 19 Mar 2015
Elder abuse has become a disturbing problem in Australia, one that will only escalate according to a report released today. Figures from the...
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Older and Bolder: transforming the rights and well-being of older GLBTI Australians event - Tue, 17 Mar 2015
GRAI will be hosting a special evening with the Hon Michael Kirby to talk about the extraordinary social and legal changes that are increasing...
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Advocare Voice Newsletter Latest Edition - Wed, 10 Dec 2014
It has been another busy six months for Advocare and we would like to share the great work we have been up to in the community. To view the...
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NEW Online Elder Abuse Community - Tue, 9 Dec 2014
At the Third National Elder Abuse Conference in Perth, 2014; it was revealed that there are very few forums within which to share stories, spread...
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New Elder Abuse Helpline for West Australians - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Seniors Minister Tony Simpson has officially launched the new WA Elder Abuse Helpline. The helpline is the first of its kind in Western...
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Aged Care Consumers and Their Families Wanted for UWA Research Project - Sat, 18 Oct 2014
The challenges of ensuring the effective provision of aged care now, and in the future, are receiving much public attention. Providers are under...
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​2014 WA Palliative Care Conference - Fri, 17 Oct 2014
2014 WA Palliative Care Conference Translating evidence into practice – connecting the links   Health professionals, carers...
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Advocare Voice - Latest Edition - Fri, 20 Jun 2014
Advocare's biannual newsletter 'Advocare Voice' is now available. Click here to view the newsletter. If you would like to order free...
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Registration open for 2014 National Elder Abuse Conference - Thu, 19 Jun 2014
Advocare Incorporated, the peak Western Australian organisation in the promotion of older people’s rights and prevention of elder abuse, is proud...
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Safeguarding for Seniors Information Day on June 11 - Wed, 28 May 2014
Older community members are invited to come along to the 'Safeguarding for Seniors' event on June 11. This free event will have an array of...
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LASA WA Conference - Tue, 27 May 2014
Leading Age Services – Western Australia invite you to attend the Inaugural LASA WA Conference & Exhibition on Sunday 15 – Tuesday 17...
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Call for Abstracts Close Friday - Third National Elder Abuse Conference - Fri, 2 May 2014
Abstracts for a contribution to the Third National Elder Abuse 2014 Conference Program close this Friday 2 May 2014. We are looking for...
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The Secrets Out - Sex in Residential Aged Care Seminar - Tue, 29 Apr 2014

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Senate Enquiry Submission on Affordable Housing - Thu, 10 Apr 2014
Advocare has had longstanding concerns about the lack of affordable housing in Western Australia, the increasing number of older people at risk of,...
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference - Tue, 8 Apr 2014
The Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) in Adelaide is proud to have secured an excellent line up of speakers to observe World Elder Abuse...
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New Protocol and Hotline to Help Elder Abuse Victims in WA - Tue, 1 Apr 2014
Aged care and health professionals at the Elder Abuse Protocol: Guidelines for Action launch. As elder abuse statistics climb to 1 in 20...
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Another Striking Award for Advocare - Fri, 21 Mar 2014
Left to Right - Anne Discoll, Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Advocare CEO Greg Mahney and Minister for Commerce, Michael...
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Elder Abuse Protocol Launch - Wed, 5 Mar 2014
Residential Aged Care Facility Managers, Home and Community Care Managers and allied health professionals are invited to attend the Elder Abuse...
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WA Police Honour Advocare’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program - Tue, 25 Feb 2014
WA Police Assistant Commissioner Lawrence Panaia with Advocare CEO Greg Mahney and Sarah Patterson. Increasing the WA Police force is...
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Aboriginal Advocate Position Available - Thu, 13 Feb 2014
Aboriginal Advocate  Position...
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Advocare Voice - Latest Edition - Fri, 29 Nov 2013
It has been a busy six months here at Advocare. We: Launched the Support Pack for Families resource Were involved in many...
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New Aged Care Resource Launched to Help Families - Thu, 7 Nov 2013
Advocare in association with Carers WA has launched the ‘Support Pack for Families whose loved one is entering Residential Aged...
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New! Aged Care Abbreviations List - Thu, 12 Sep 2013
There are so many abbreviations surfacing in the aged care industry that it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep abreast. To make it...
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Advocare Pushes for Aged Care Change Ahead of Election - Mon, 26 Aug 2013
Advocare has released a pre-election submission to all Federal electoral parties maintaining its push to improve the standards of aged care in...
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Brother and Sister Get Behind Elder Abuse in WA - Fri, 23 Aug 2013
  Rylan and Sienna Patterson recieving a donation from Mr Ken Wyatt, AM, MP, Member for Husluck   10 year old Rylan...
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Advocare Vacant Positions - Wed, 24 Jul 2013
  We are looking for: 1 x Advocate 1 x Aboriginal Advocacy Program Advocate $54,283 - $56,974 + Salary Packaging...
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Advocare's 2013 state pre-election submission - Mon, 11 Mar 2013
Advocare recently submitted a pre-election submission to parties in the 2013 WA state election. The submission detailed industry shortfalls and...
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Latest Research Identifies Elder Abuse is Under Reported - Wed, 12 Dec 2012
  Advocare released its latest research publication “Elder Abuse in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities: Developing...
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Advocare wins 2012 WA Seniors Award - Mon, 19 Nov 2012
Advocare was announced the winner of the Bendigo Bank Active Ageing Leadership Award in the 2012 Seniors Awards held on Sunday November 11 2012...
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Are you a carer with respite concerns? - Tue, 3 Apr 2012
  Are you a carer of a person with that uses the respite short break program?   If you have a concern regarding your respite...
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Are you a carer with a HACC concern? - Tue, 3 Apr 2012
  Are you a carer of a person and have a concern regarding the standard of care received from HACC services? If so, there is a way...
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Elder abuse research launched on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - Wed, 15 Jun 2011
Advocare Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of a significant elder abuse research project to coincide with World Elder Abuse Awareness...
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4th National Elder Abuse Conference - Wed, 30 Nov -1
The 4 th National Elder Abuse Conference will be taking place from 23-25 February 2016 at the Pullman on the Park, Melbourne Australia....
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