Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health,welfare and human rights of millions of older people.
Around the world, older people are being subjected to psychological, financial and physical abuse. Unfortunately prejudicial attitudes contribute to the problem. We all need to re-examine our attitudes towards 'Aging' and the status and role of older persons. Governments can help by enacting legislation to protect the abused and prosecute the abusers. We owe it to older persons and societies around the world to fight ageism in all its forms and enhance the dignity and human rights of older persons everywhere.
Bullying and maltreatment of older persons can lead to serious physical injuries and long term psychological consequences and it is now considered one of the most serious and important human rights issues.
In Australia to report elder abuse phone 1800 052 222 or telephone your local Police Station.. Or if it is a life threatening situation call 000.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years..
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