Calls for elder financial abuse to be part of royal commission

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/calls-for-elder-financial-abuse-to-be-part-of-royal-commission/10257810 It will be several weeks before the terms of reference for the newly-announced royal commission into aged care will be finalised. The commission is likely to focus on the services provided in aged care facilities, but some in the […]

Office for the Ageing (Adult Safeguarding) Amendment Bill 2018

On 20 June 2018 the South Australian Minister for Health and Wellbeing introduced the Office for the Ageing (Adult Safeguarding) Amendment Bill 2018 Office Safeguarding Amendment Bill 2018 PDF  into the Legislative Council, following through on the Government’s election commitment […]

Elder Abuse Discussion Paper

FMC launched the Respecting Elders Program approximately a year ago. The program aims to provide support for people experiencing abuse and is funded via a philanthropic grant and more recently we received some state funding. Download  Respecting Elders Report PDF file What’s […]

Focused Elder Mediation Training Webinars May June 2018

Presented by the Elder Mediation Australasian Network – EMAN (www.elder-mediation.com.au) & Brāv (www.brav.org) A series of three 90-minute webinars focused on how seniors process their environment and social interactions, elder abuse, and how conflict management processes differ in the elder domain compared to other types of […]

Elder Abuse – There’s No Excuse:

The link above is for a You Tube video made by Legal Services SA for APEA (the Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse). It features advice from the 5 member agencies of APEA.

2018 EMIN World Summit in Bristol, England

2018 Bristol Summit Registration now available Check out the latest information on the upcoming EMIN World Summit in Bristol, England. The Summit registration form is now available online at: https://elder-mediation-international.net/bristol-england-2018/

ADRAC Discussion Paper on ‘DR, older people and Elder Mediation

ADRAC gratefully acknowledges the suggestions and input of Associate Professor Dale Bagshaw who kindly reviewed this paper. At present, all DR processes are available to any member of the community, regardless of age. This article concentrates on the use of […]

Elder abuse Understanding issues, frameworks and responses

Rae Kaspiew, Rachel Carson and Helen Rhoades, Research Report No. 35 — February 2016.           https://aifs.gov.au/publications/elder-abuse                   This Report is now published on the Australian Institute of Family Studies website and provides an overview of elder abuse in Australia – including its […]

Safeguarding the rights of older South Australians and elder abuse

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 […]

Launch of Seniors Mediation Program

Family Mediation and Counselling Victoria and Benetas have launched a 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. Contact: […]

Research into elder mediation as a potential strategy to protect older people from financial abuse by their adult children

Seniors Victoria (page 3) has provided good coverage of 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

SA Health Services Plan for People with Dementia (and Delirium) draft

Here is 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). The Older People Clinical Network welcomes any comments your may have on the plan. http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/health+reform/clinical+networks/older+people+clinical+network