Elder Abuse Action Australia—EAAA—is a specialist organisation acting to eliminate elder abuse. Our work positively impacts the lives of older Australians, their families, communities and broader society.
EAAA was established to confront the often-hidden problem of discrimination, neglect and mistreatment of older Australians.
Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) is the national voice for action to eliminate elder abuse through systemic advocacy and policy development, best practice and research, and education and capacity building. EAAA is a specialist organisation with knowledge of issues that impact older people and their families, communities and broader society. Our board represents advocacy groups that are strong advocates on elder abuse in their jurisdictions.
In committing to a National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians (2019–2023), the Meeting of Attorneys-General has demonstrated it understands the importance of addressing elder abuse.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) takes place annually on 15 June. Officially recognised by the United Nations General Assembly back in December 2011.
The day is designed to raise awareness of elder abuse, and to unite in our efforts to stamp out the physical, financial, and mental abuse that too many of our older citizens experience.
Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) believe that around 10% of older Australians experience elder abuse, the majority in their own homes and from a trusted person.
With current numbers of older people in this country, that equates to nearly half a million people who are at risk and/or experiencing a form of elder abuse.
A diverse group of organisations and peak bodies have committed themselves to the goal of ending elder abuse and neglect of older people. Together, we have produced this document to inform a new National Plan that will be effective, achievable and targeted.
At the commencement of this statement, the EAAA board members wish to express our sympathies to the families and communities whose older members have already passed away as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leading elder abuse prevention organisation highlights why focus must be on human rights underpinning aged care reforms
A national register, which is a mandatory scheme that is properly resourced, practical to use, affordable, addresses privacy and consent concerns and facilitates the making of and reliance upon substitute decision-making documents.