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Elder abuse recognition and response in older adult clients webinar

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Free

Elder abuse is a serious public health issue, estimated to affect 1 in 20 older adults in Western Australia. It can take many forms, including financial, social, physical, sexual, psychological, and emotional abuse, and can occur in a range of different settings. Elder abuse can have ongoing health impacts on an individual, such as physical injury, poor mental health, and increased risk of placement in residential aged care.

As with many forms of abuse, it can be difficult for an individual experiencing elder abuse to speak out. It is vital that health and community professionals working with older adults in WA carry the skills to recognise and respond to elder abuse to ensure the safety of their clients.

Join Injury Matters, with guest presenter Naomi Jackway, Advocate from Advocare for the ‘Elder abuse recognition and response in older adult clients’ webinar, where we will explore:

  • Elder abuse and it’s impact on older adults
  • How to recognise and respond to elder abuse
  • Elder abuse in vulnerable communities
  • Options for clients experiencing elder abuse
  • Advocare and how they can assist you

This webinar is for anyone working with older adults, including home care service providers, carers and support workers, community workers, and health and allied health professionals.

Details

Date:
June 23
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u2ygXj8UTdyZNwTgx-TqUA

Organiser

Injury Matters
Phone:
6166 7688
Email:
info@injurymatters.org.au
Website:
www.injurymatters.org.au

Stay On Your Feet® is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.

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Government of Western Australia Department of Health Injury Matters
Injury Matters acknowledge the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continuing connection to land, waters and community across Western Australia.