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Time to speak out about elder abuse

15 Juin 2017

From 1 July a new nationwide Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) and a new 24/7 free-phone helpline will improve the speed and effectiveness of how elder abuse cases are dealt with. We have surveyed the elders' perspective as well as the youth perspective.

"A lot of people like to believe that much of the abuse and financial exploitation of the elderly happens at the hands of strangers". However, our general knowledge on elder abuse represents the "tip of the iceberg".

Behaviour of motorists makes a highest 73% that elders feel unsafe in Bengaluru, while Lucknow and Mumbai follow with 66% and 59%. The mother felt intimidated and frightened. Sadly, more often than not, the abuse comes from within their own family.

· Does the elder show an unusual degree of fear, anxiety, submissiveness or deference toward the person accompanying him or her?

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Age Concern New Zealand chief executive, Stephanie Clare, said the shame or stigma often meant people did not always report abuse happening within their family. In three quarters of those cases, abuse or neglect was a confirmed factor.

The collaborative team asks community members to wear purple for elder abuse awareness on June 15th. The theme for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017 is "Bringing Strong Support for Elders", which the Allen County group finds very important - especially for those that may not know what an abusive situation looks like. The morning tea was created to start a community conversation about elder abuse to spread the word- there's no excuse for elder abuse.

"Addressing elder abuse is one of my main priorities as Minister for Seniors".

Seniors Minister Maggie Barry has revealed research indicates around one in 10 seniors will experience some form of abuse - but only a third of those cases will be reported. For too long it's been a hard and sometimes shameful issue to discuss openly. Visit the ARAS website for more information.

Time to speak out about elder abuse