It is upsetting to see someone you care about being taken advantage of or mistreated. Sometimes you might not know what is happening exactly, but something is not quite right.
The support of friends, family, relatives or a community member can be important for someone living with abuse.
Listening to an older person, believing them and respecting their right to be involved in decisions are important steps to increase their safety. We have a handy guide to help you support someone you are concerned about.
There are practical steps you can take to involve an older person in decisions that increase their safety. Visit our resources page for tip sheets and videos. You may also want to visit our page highlighting other organisations that can help.
You can also telephone Seniors Rights Victoria on 1300 368 821 (10am-5pm Monday to Friday) to discuss your concerns and seek assistance for the older person. Seniors Rights Victoria is a free and confidential service.