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 sector are calling for it to be widened to include financial abuse of older Australians – an often under-reported issue most commonly perpetrated by family members.