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.