No excuse for elder abuse

In the lead up to World Elder Abuse Prevention Day on 15  June, Queenslanders are urged to start a community conversation about elder  abuse and how people can recognise the signs and seek help for themselves or  people they know.

Elder abuse is any act within a relationship of trust that  results in harm to an older person. The most common forms are emotional abuse,  financial abuse, physical abuse and neglect. The majority of abusers are close  family members so people are often not willing to talk about it.

If someone you  know may be suffering from elder abuse, call the Elder Abuse Helpline on 1300  651 192 for free confidential advice and support.

Find out more about elder abuse.