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3 December 2018

Financial elder abuse was a ‘hot topic’ on Channel 7’s Sunrise, following The West Australian’s report into elder abuse. With calls to our WA Elder Abuse Helpline increasing, we are seeing more and more older people bravely coming forward for elder abuse support from our advocates. 

Read the West Australian article & watch the sunrise segment here 

Read the Perth Now article here 

 

3 December 2018

Listen to our CEO, Diedre Timms, talking to Mornings on 6PR|882 with Gareth Parker about the rise of elder abuse calls we have received to our WA Elder Abuse Helpline, the need for the community to be aware of and respond to elder abuse, and the warning signs we can all look out for.

Listen to the interview here 

 

15 November 2018

The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP launched the ‘Talk to Us First’ training program at Advocare, developed by Altura Learning on behalf of the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN), to increase awareness of aged care providers about consumers’ rights and the value that advocacy services can bring to aged care. Minister Wyatt also launched OPAN’s ‘National Elder Abuse Prevention and Advocacy Framework’  which provides a basis for nationally consistent approaches to elder abuse support and prevention.

Listen to our CEO Diedre Timms, OPAN CEO Craig Gear, and Minister Ken Wyatt talk to 10News Perth about this world first framework, the prevalence of elder abuse in our community, and the whole-society approach needed to tackle elder abuse across Australia.

Watch the 10News segment here 

 

7 November 2018

Our CEO Diedre Timms spoke with the Australian Business Executive about the services offered by Advocare, the work undertaken to raise our profile, and the need for the government to allocate adequate funding and resources to the aged care sector.

Read the article here 

Listen to the podcast here

 

2 November 2018

Read the article ‘Elder Abuse is Everyone’s Business’ in the November edition of the Medical Forum WA, WA’s Independent Monthly for Health Professionals. Our CEO Diedre Timms spoke with Peter McClelland about the community’s role in identifying and responding to elder abuse.

Read the article here 

14 September 2018

Read Sarah Russell’s article released by The Guardian – ‘Robbed of Precious time’: chemical restraints and aged care. 

READ THE ARTICLE HERE

 

13 September 2018

Watch the 7News Perth 6pm bulletin with Geof Parry interviewing our CEO, Diedre Timms, following a year long parliamentary inquiry into elder abuse.

WATCH THE REPORT HERE

13 September 2018

Read Caroline Baum’s article released by The Guardian – A sense of belonging: the best aged care lifts the spirits. 

READ THE ARTICLE HERE

 

13 September 2018

Read Caroline Baum’s article released by The Guardian – Inheritance impatience: ‘Our family has been wrecked by this experience’. 

READ THE ARTICLE HERE

 

8 August 2018

Listen to our CEO, Diedre Timms, talking to Mornings on 6PR|882 with Gareth Parker about the impact of elder abuse in our community.

lISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW here

 


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