Elder Abuse Action Australia has introduced a new resource to help people identify the risk factors and characteristics surrounding elder abuse.
These factors can be grouped into three categories: Environmental, Personal, and Perpetrator. Although these are not the cause of abuse, they should be considered as risk factors and can be helpful in understanding who is at greater risk of abuse.
The Compass tool explores the issue at length, and outlines a number of steps you can take if you suspect someone is being abused.
Visit the Compass tool here, or call 1800 ELDERHelp.