Latest Research Identifies Elder Abuse is Under Reported

Wed, 12 Dec 2012

Advocare released its latest research publication “Elder Abuse in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities: Developing Best Practice”.

Few studies exist on the issues surrounding ageing in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities in WA.

The report addresses how Elder Abuse is easily hidden within CALD communities due to the difficulty in reporting abuse, cultural mores, scarcity of services for the numbers of people with language difficulties and the number of people who are very difficult to reach, because they may be unable to access or know about the services which are provided.

Thirty one recommendations were provided develop best practice amongst service providers.

Please click here to view the full report