The objective of this program is to explore, discuss and address the multiple challenges faced in the provision of emergency care for older persons; not limited to the ED setting but across the care continuum.
We are keen to advertise this event to your networks and I would be very grateful for your advice regarding the options and associated costs (if any).
More information regarding this event can be found at:
This Report is now published on the Australian Institute of Family Studies website. I expect it will be of interest to EMAN members.
Elder abuse Understanding issues, frameworks and responses
Rae Kaspiew, Rachel Carson and Helen Rhoades
Research Report No. 35 — February 2016
This report provides an overview of elder abuse in Australia – including its characteristics, context, and prevention
28 Jan 2016
The launch of a new counselling and mediation service aims to help support families deal with the complex issues of ageing. The Elder Relationship Service, run by Relationships Australia and supported by federal government funding, was launched this month. The service will run as a pilot for 12 months in Canberra ACT, Wagga Wagga NSW, Kew VIC, Adelaide SA, Launceston TAS and Moreton Bay QLD. Relationships Australia national executive officer, Alison Brook, said the service would help families have difficult conversations and resolve differences in ways that improve relationships. “It’s a common story as we age that family conflict emerges around significant health issues, where older parents will live or how estates will be divided,” Brook said: “We also want to support families to plan for future medical, health, financial or living arrangements and make decisions that protect the interests, rights and safety of all family members. ”People can attend the new service on their own, with their partner or extended family. The Elder Relationship Service will be staffed by trained counsellors and mediators with specific skills in elder services. To find out more about the Elder Relationship Service, call 1300 364 277.
The South Australian Office for the Ageing (OFTA) has developed a public awareness campaign on safeguarding the rights of older South Australians and elder abuse. The campaign aims to safeguard older people against elder abuse and to help the South Australian community to recognise the signs and to take action if they suspect abuse is occurring.
The campaign will go live on Monday 19 October 2015 and run until 26 November 2015.
Website address: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/stopelderabuse and the new SA Elder Abuse Prevention Phone Line number: 1800 372 310.
June 9 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Family Mediation and Counselling Victoria and Benetas are launching the Seniors Mediation Program. Seniors Mediation is a unique type of mediation for elderly people and their families that uses a non-adversarial approach to resolving conflict or making important decisions. Please RSVP for catering purposes by Monday 1 June to email@example.com
Seniors Victoria (page 3) has provided good coverage of our research into elder mediation as a potential strategy to protect older people from financial abuse by their adult children – http://www.thesenior.com.au/News/Digital-Paper/Victoria
A link to the Older People Clinical Network webpage where you will find the draft SA Health Services Plan for People with Dementia (and Delirium).
Older People Clinical Network welcome any comments your may have on the plan.