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.
There are practical steps you can take to involve an older person in decisions that increase their safety.
Listening to an older person, believing them and respecting their right to be involved in decisions are important steps to increase their safety.
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.