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Elder Abuse Prevention

Total amount granted: $433,015 since 2016

Total number of grants: 9

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

Past Recipients

Financial Year Organisation Project Amount
FY19 National Ageing Research Institute Balancing the older person’s rights and carers needs: Elder abuse in the context of dementia $88,867
FY19 Council on the Ageing Victoria Five year trend analysis of elder abuse data $72,377
FY18 National Ageing Research Institute Implementing the Australian Elder Abuse Screening Instrument (AUSI) $59,600
FY18 Pronia Breach of Trust $15,000
FY18 Eastern Community Legal Centre Inc Elder Abuse Prevention $15,000
FY18 Residential Care Rights Inc T/A Elder Rights Advocacy What now? $15,000
FY16 COTA Vic – SRV Elder Abuse Prevention Networks (EAPNs) – Action Research $85,000
FY16 Relationships Australia (Victoria) Inc Steering the Right Path: planning a family route for ageing $32,000
FY16 National Ageing Research Institute Finding the best elder abuse screening tool $69,171


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