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Tip Sheets

Seniors Rights Victoria develops various tip sheets on a multitude of subjects related to elder abuse. 

Tip Sheet

Identifying and Responding to Elder Abuse in Intergenerational Families

Intergenerational living is most often a joy. Bringing family members of all ages under the one roof can provide rich opportunities for relatives to support, care for and bond with each other. However, intergenerational households can also be a site where the abuse of vulnerable members of the family, including older people, occurs. This resource will explain how to – as a professional – identify and respond to elder abuse in these settings.
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Decision making

Everyone wants to make their own decisions about matters that affect their own lives. We all have the right to make our own choices, however sometimes these can be overlooked, especially at time when we might be more vulnerable. This Help Sheet will assist you to protect your rights.
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Adult children at home

We may love our children. But that doesn’t mean that we always love them living with us. When adult children seek to return to their parents’ home, the request may be sudden and unexpected. You may have little time to consider whether you really like the idea, or to discuss how living arrangements might work. Our Help Sheet will clarify some of the considerations when an adult child seeks to return home.
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Safety and emergencies

There might be times when your safety is at risk or you feel unsafe in your own home. You can take steps to plan for your safety from abuse and mistreatment. The Plan for Your Safety Help Sheet provides easy and practical tips to protect yourself. It also has a safety plan you can complete and keep somewhere safe.
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If you, or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, help is available through our confidential helpline on 1300 368 821. If it is an emergency, call 000.
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