ELDER ABUSE | WHERE TO FIND HELP
Abuse of older people is a complex issue. Sometimes, the victim and the perpetrator do not recognise that what is happening is abuse. It can affect people from all walks of life.
The most common forms of elder abuse are financial abuse and neglect, but it can also include physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.
If you suspect an older person is being mistreated or exploited, call the National 1800ELDERHelp line (1800 353 374, free call) to talk to someone about potential or actual elder abuse. This service provides information about abuse and abuse prevention, as well as useful contacts and options for getting help.