Elder abuse is a serious public health issue, estimated to affect 1 in 20 older adults in Western Australia. It can take many forms, including financial, social, physical, sexual, psychological, and emotional abuse, and can occur in a range of different settings. Elder abuse can have ongoing health impacts on an individual, such as physical injury, poor mental health, and increased risk of placement in residential aged care.
As with many forms of abuse, it can be difficult for an individual experiencing elder abuse to speak out. It is vital that health and community professionals working with older adults in WA carry the skills to recognise and respond to elder abuse to ensure the safety of their clients.
Join Injury Matters, with guest presenter Naomi Jackway, Advocate from Advocare for the ‘Elder abuse recognition and response in older adult clients’ webinar, where we will explore:
• Elder abuse and it’s impact on older adults
• How to recognise and respond to elder abuse
• Elder abuse in vulnerable communities
• Options for clients experiencing elder abuse
• Advocare and how they can assist
This webinar is for anyone working with older adults, including home care service providers, carers and support workers, community workers, and health and allied health professionals.