Elder Abuse: Recognition & Prevention

Elder Abuse: Recognition & Prevention



The abuse of older people is not a new social problem, and there is no evidence overall that indicates abusive situations are becoming more prevalent. Abuse involving older people is a complex social problem which requires equally careful and considered responses. Australian research estimates that between one and five per cent of older people may experience some form of elder abuse. While this is small in percentage terms, it equates to an unacceptable number of older people suffering abuse and exploitation. The Department of Health (previously the Department of Human Services) updated its 1995 elder abuse publication by launching With respect to age - 2009, Victorian Government practice guidelines for health services and community agencies for the prevention of elder abuse.


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Content & Delivery


This workshop covers the following:

  • What is elder abuse?
  • The complexity of abuse
  • Criminal and non-criminal forms of abuse
  • Who is affected by elder abuse?
  • Who is most likely to experience abuse?
  • Who is usually responsible for elder abuse?
  • Types of elder abuse/ Neglect
  • Dignity, respect, independence and empowerment
  • Reporting and documenting

* Workshops can be contextualized to suit your individual organizational needs


This workshop is delivered in the classroom over a two hour duration.



Upon successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to confidently demonstrate knowledge of subject matter and will receive a Statement of Attendance for Professional Development within 10 business days.


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