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The following are known indicators to abuse:
It is important to know about signs of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Future research is needed to provide appropriate and validated tools useful across various fields that play a role in identifying abuse of older people in NSW where abuse is suspected. One such validated tool promoted by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI) (PDF, 293.9 KB), which was developed for use in a general practice.
Caregiver stress is common and it is normal to feel emotional and physical stress when caregiving. People who experience caregiver stress can be vulnerable to changes in their own health. It is important to recognise when a carer needs assistance, even if they are not asking for help.
For a guide to help start a conversation about support services for carers, download the assessment tool for carer’s strain (PDF, 63.0 KB).
11 Jan 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, the Ageing and Disability Commission is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.