The World Health Organisation defines elder abuse as “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person.”
Elder abuse includes physical, psychological and sexual abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. In Australia, psychological and financial abuse are estimated to be the most prevalent forms of abuse and family members are often the trusted individuals who engage in abusive behaviours.
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