It’s up to all of us to stand up for the rights of the most vulnerable in our community
together towards a national plan to combat elder abuse. I welcome the new State Government’s commitment to protecting the elderly from abuse, including the development of legislation to uphold the rights of the vulnerable aimed at harm minimisation and early intervention.
Agencies, such as ours, also have a part to play. As such, AnglicareSA last week launched its own Aged Care duce “carer stress” as a risk factor, improve understanding and response in culturally diverse and Aboriginal communities, and improving housing options for victims.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a reminder that it’s up to all of us to stand up for the rights of those in our community who are most vulnerable to abuse. PETER SANDEMAN IS ANGLICARE CHIEF EXECUTIVE