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All ARAS publications can be viewed and printed below.

They can also be ordered directly by completing the order form and returning it to ARAS by email to aras@agedrights.asn.au or by mail to 16 Hutt Street Adelaide SA 5000 or faxing to (08) 8232 1794.

Accessing the Aged Rights Advocacy Service to Prevent Elder Abuse

This publication is the result of consultation with members of two Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities (CALD) who traditionally face unique barriers when attempting to engage with service providers. Their valuable feedback will be used by ARAS to shape future planning for CALD communities. (Nov2013)

ARAS 2017-2018 Annual Report

ARAS 2016-2017 Annual Report

ARAS 2015-2016 Annual Report

Explains what you can expect from ARAS.

ARAS Pamphlet

The brochure is available in 15 languages and details what we do and how we can help.

Your Life Your Care Your Rights (publication under review) 

A practical guide to rights and responsibilities for users of community aged care services.

  • Contains examples of questions you can ask to ensure that you are involved in the decisions that are made about your care.
  • Provides information about how an advocate can support you to uphold your rights.

How to Advocate for Yourself or Others

An important aspect of the assistance provided by ARAS is advising and preparing people to self-advocate i.e. to speak on their own behalf in order to gain information, access services, change their services to better meet their needs and to generally stay in control of and self-manage their support. This Fact Sheet is a practical guide for self-advocacy.

Residential Care

Click below for a full list of Residential Care publications.

An article developed by ARAS discussing the consumers' right to be consulted about the aged care services they receive.

Charter of Residents' Rights and Responsibilities

Your Care Plan in Residential Care

Home and Community

Click below for a full list of Home and Community publications.

Your Life Your Care Your Rights (publication under review) 

A practical guide to rights and responsibilities for users of community aged care services.

  • Contains examples of questions you can ask to ensure that you are involved in the decisions that are made about your care.
  • Provides information about how an advocate can support you to uphold your rights.

Abuse Prevention Program

All ARAS publications can be viewed and printed

Accessing the Aged Rights Advocacy Service to Prevent Elder Abuse

ARAS Abuse Protocols

PocketGuide

Fact Sheet 1

Fact Sheet 2

Fact Sheet 3

Top 10 Safeguards - Neglect

Top 10 Safeguards - Sexual

Top 10 Safeguards - Psychological

Top 10 Safeguards - Social

Top 10 Safeguards - Physical

Top 10 Safeguards - Financial

Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (APEA) Resources

The Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (APEA) members are key stakeholders in relation to responding to the abuse and exploitation of older people. These organisations are often referred to as ‘agencies of last resort’ in helping to prevent or minimise the risk of abuse. APEA comprises of The Legal Services Commission of South Australia, The Office of the Public Advocate, South Australia Police, Home Assist Program, Public Trustee and Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS). 

New DVDs produced by ARAS with support from Office for the Ageing SA Health

These DVDs encourage older people to engage with their communities and promote strong community connections. If you are working with older people, you can use these DVDs as an educational tool and engage and create conversations about the scenarios.

There's No Excuse for Abuse 

This film highlights free services that can assist and protect older South Australians. It provides practical information to help individuals and their families to stop, or prevent elder abuse. Abuse can include financial, physical, mental, sexual or emotional mistreatment. The film outlines free services delivered by five South Australian agencies. The agencies are members of APEA, the Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. Film produced by Legal Services Commission.

Retirement Village Advocacy Program

Retirement Village Advocacy Program