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Elder abuse needs immediate action: National Seniors

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National Seniors Australia says immediate action is needed to address the shameful issue of elder abuse in Australia.

The advocacy group’s Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said a four-year national plan to respond to the abuse of older Australians released today by the federal government placed too much emphasis on further research and too little on addressing what is a shameful community issue.

Mr Henschke said the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety had documented large numbers of incidents of abuse in home and residential care and it was well known that vulnerable people suffering abuse were often hesitant to report it, for a variety of reasons.

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Unknown Author, 2019, National Seniors (https://nationalseniors.com.au/)

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