ELDER ABUSE

AND HOME

Workshop hosted by AAG Special Interest Groups:
Housing and the Built Environment SIG and Elder Abuse SIG

Tuesday 22 November
1.30pm to 3.30pm
Adelaide Convention Centre
$50.00 per person

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

Elder abuse in residential aged care facilities received much media focus during the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.  Elder abuse is can also occur in the home, perpetrated by people and organisations providing services in the home, friends and family, and also by society more broadly. The home itself is also used as a tool in abuse.

In this workshop, we will explore different aspects of elder abuse and the home, from societal inequities resulting in later-life housing insecurity to abuse by adult children.

KEY REASONS TO ATTEND

By attending this workshop you will:
- Engage with other professionals and those with a lived experience of home-based abuse and discrimination
- learn from the experts about the latest research evidence
- Explore what can be done by services and individuals to prevent home-based elder abuse

The intended audience for this workshop is anyonewho is interested in contributing to a reduction in elder abuse in the home.

PRESENTERS

Dr Victoria Cornell
HBESIG Convenor
Samantha Edmonds
Elder Abuse SIG Co-Convenor
Eileen Webb
University of South Australia
Theresa Flavin
Dementia Advocate
Member, OPAN National Older Persons Reference Group
Dr Helen Barrie
The Australian Alliance for Social Enterprise,
University of South Australia
Dr Debbie Faulkner
University of South Australia
Libby Blake