Stop Elder Abuse
Older South Australians have the right to be safe and to be treated with dignity and respect. Decisions about their lives, finances, where they live, health care, lifestyle and relationships are important and older people have the right to make these decisions as they wish.
The South Australian Charter of the Rights and Freedoms of Older People helps you to understand what these rights are.
Every year, approximately 5% of older people will experience some form of mistreatment, abuse, neglect, by someone known and trusted to them. For every reported case, another five cases remain hidden and unreported.
Everyone can help prevent elder abuse by learning what it is, how to recognise the signs and know what supports are available in the community.
Recognise the signs and help put an end to Elder Abuse - visit Stop Elder Abuse for more information.
Take action if you suspect abuse is occurring – call the South Australian Elder Abuse Prevention Phone Line on 1800 372 310.