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March 21, 2011

Elder Abuse: A Hidden Epidemic (AUSTRALIA)

Produced by Karin Adam


Ninety-year-old veteran actor Mickey Rooney appeared before the United States Senate Committee on Ageing this month, revealing years of alleged abuse by his stepson. The former Hollywood star says he was deprived of medication, food and access to his own finances. Elder abuse often occurs behind closed doors and it is surprising who is hurting the older people in our community. Karin Adam investigates this hidden Australian epidemic ... Interviewed: Les Jackson, coordinator of Lifeline's Elder Abuse Prevention Unit in Queensland; Lillian Jeter, former director of the Elder Abuse Prevention Association and trainer of residential care professionals.

Elder Abuse Response service contacts in Australia: Qld: Lifeline's Elder Abuse Helpline 1300 651 192 or (07) 3250 1836;
NSW: The Aged-care Rights Service NSW 02 9281 3600;
VIC: Seniors Rights Victoria 1300 368 821; ACT: Elder Abuse Information and Referral Phone (02) 6205 3535
Sth Aust: Aged Rights Advocacy Service (08) 8232 5377
WA: Advocare 1800 655 566 or (08) 9479 7599 http://www.advocare.org.au;
NT: Aged and Disability Rights Team 1800 812 953 or (08) 8982 1111 http://www.dcls.org.au



SOURCE:    The Wire.Org
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