A son skims his elderly mother’s savings by using her keycard to buy things for himself. A daughter moves in with her dad to provide care, and ends up using intimidation and threats to force him to change his will for her benefit. Sadly, these are real examples of elder abuse that are happening every day in Queensland.
This year’s elder abuse prevention campaign, There’s no excuse for elder abuse, highlights some of the most common forms of abuse and directs people to support for themselves or someone they know.
Visit www.qld.gov.au/noexcuseforelderabuse for more information and to find out how you can help.
Read this blog 'What you need to know about elder abuse' from UnitingCare Queensland Elder Abuse Prevention Unit