Elder abuse

An emerging field of research, elder abuse is any act occurring within a relationship where there is an implication of trust, which results in harm to an older person. NARI’s research in this area involves awareness-raising and advocacy, prevention and intervention.

Project leader for our Elder Abuse projects is Associate Professor Briony Dow.

Analysis of Seniors Rights Victoria Helpline

Elder abuse is any act occurring within a relationship of trust, which results in harm or distress to an older person. Those experiencing elder abuse in Victoria can contact the Seniors Rights Victoria helpline for information, legal assistance and an advocacy service.

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Seniors Rights Victoria Follow-Up Study

Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) combines helpline, advocacy and legal services for people who are experiencing elder abuse. SRV can assist older people in combating elder abuse through various means including legal recourse, access to support services and empowerment to enable the older person to live as they wish.

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