Mistreatment involves the denial of a person’s right to live safely and independently.
Mistreatment can involve:
- Denying a person privacy or intimacy
- Withholding information
- Denying a person access to other relatives and friends by stopping visitors or interfering in phone calls
- Restricting a person’s freedom by not letting them leave the house
- Intercepting a person’s mail
For free, confidential information on a situation you believe may involve mistreatment of an older person please contact Seniors Rights Victoria on 1300 368 821.
Our experienced people are available to offer support and assistance. We honour the trust shown to us and respect the choices our clients make.