A new Strategy to Safeguard the Rights of Older South Australians will be available later in 2022 which will set the direction for elder abuse prevention, awareness, and response over the next five years.

It has been informed by knowledge, perceptions and feedback from older people and key stakeholders.

The strategy will aim to raise awareness and identify opportunities to prevent and respond to the abuse or mistreatment of older people.

It will focus on tackling ageism as a fundamental element of safeguarding the rights of older people.