Calls to elder abuse helplines around Australia double in 12 months

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A new report on elder abuse, released for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June, shows phone calls to elder abuse helplines around Australia have nearly doubled since the 2013/2014 financial year.

Figures from the National Elder Abuse Annual Report 2014/2015 show that information calls to elder abuse agencies have increased by 106 percent – from 3159 in 2013/2014 to 6515 in 2014/2015.

Caxton Legal Centre Director Scott McDougall said “Seniors from all walks of life are vulnerable to elder abuse.  The abuse is most often financial or psychological abuse and is usually at the hands of a family member.” Continue reading Calls to elder abuse helplines around Australia double in 12 months