ARAS Abuse Prevention advocacy assists community-living older people who are experiencing or at risk of abuse from family or friends. The abuse might be physical, psychological, financial, sexual or neglect.
An advocate can help you or an older person you know to understand and exercise your right to live free from elder abuse and to safeguard your future.
There Is No Excuse for Abuse.
An ARAS advocate can support you if you are:
- Over 65 (or over 50 if you an Aboriginal person) and at risk of, or experiencing abuse from someone with whom you are in a relationship of trust, such as family or friends.
- An older person's nominated representative.
Click here to find out how an ARAS advocate can support you or an older person you know.
Abuse Prevention advocates can help you by:
- Providing information about your rights
- Discussing options
- Supporting you to implement strategies to reduce and/or stop the abuse.
ARAS raises awareness about elder abuse by:
- Providing guest speakers to community and seniors groups.
- Conducting education sessions for service providers, TAFE and University students, and Allied Health professionals.
For more information, please refer to Older Persons Advocacy Network, National Elder Abuse Prevention and Advocacy Framework (November 2018)