Elder abuse is a form of family violence. It can occur in various ways - including physical, emotional, sexual and financial - and instances of elder abuse often do not happen in isolation. Seniors exposed to financial abuse may also be the victim of emotional abuse.
Most often, elder abuse is carried out by someone known and trusted by the victim, such as a family member or a friend.
Though it is shocking to think of our elders, who deserve...
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As Victoria’s public trustee, State Trustees has been helping protect the interests of Victorians since 1939.
State Trustees provides clients with financial and legal assistance for every stage of their life – offering products and services including Will Writing, Powers of Attorney, Executor Services, Trustee Services and Personal Financial Administration for more than 9500 Victorians who, due to mental illness, injury or disability, are unable to fully manage their own affairs.
When someone is diagnosed with dementia, planning for the future - especially their financial future - may be the furthest thing from their mind.
In fact, many Australians choose not to plan ahead at all. Studies show that at least 45 per cent of Australians do not have a valid Will. Less than 20 per cent of Australians have made any plans for care at the end of their lives. And only half of Australians have made any preparation for...