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Elder Abuse Prevention

Total amount granted: $388,000 since 2016

Total number of grants: 6

Type of Grant Round: By invitation only

What are the objectives?

  • Awareness building activities: to build awareness of the issue and provide people with information about what constitutes elder abuse and how to prevent and address it
  • Education and skill development programs: to help older people to understand, assert and protect their rights
  • Social participation programs: to help older people to stay socially connected
  • Information services: to help older people to access independent advice prior to making decisions about housing and financial matters and to access information about power of attorney and guardianship options to help older people to manage their financial affairs and plan for and have choice over who will manage their affairs if they lose capacity
  • Capacity building and training for community health workers and carers: to help them to identify and respond to (prospective) issues

FY2019 Recipients

Organisation Title Amount
National Ageing Research Institute Balancing the older person’s rights and carers needs: Elder abuse in the context of dementia $88,867
COTA Victoria Five year trend analysis of elder abuse data $77,377

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