National Hotline Set Up to Fight Elder Abuse
The federal government yesterday announced that a national hotline will be set up for victims of elder abuse. The hotline is set to be a “one-stop-shop” to help victims access the required services. 18 million dollars will also be set aside to trial frontline services aimed at preventing this kind of abuse. The money will fund 12 trials over a period of 4 years and is due to start before the end of June. The services will cater to elderly Australians living independently, in aged care homes and those living with family.
Today The Daily spoke to CEO of the Older Persons Advocacy Network, Craig Gear.