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22 Apr 15

Law, Mediation and the Wellbeing of Older People: Dealing with Elder Abuse

Older people comprise a growing sector of vulnerable members of our society. There is an increasing awareness of elder abuse and the suffering it is causing older people. It occurs across all levels of society. Older people living in private homes, as well as in residential aged care, are experiencing various forms of elder abuse, the most common being financial abuse.

How to deal with elder abuse is not clear cut. The main perpetrators of elder abuse are usually known to the older person. Often, they are close family members. As a society, we are grappling with the ways of dealing with elder abuse.

This forum will explore the different approaches that are being taken in dealing with and preventing elder abuse. The speakers will examine the responses of the legal system and the alternate dispute resolution process of mediation. In this forum, you will:

  • learn about elder abuse and the many forms it takes
  • understand the conflict that older people and their families experience due to elder abuse
  • evaluate the available options for dealing with elder abuse
  • develop your skills in recognising abuse and responding to the different forms of abuse that you encounter
  • explore possibilities for preventing elder abuse

Hear from Experts

Sabine Phillips, Principal, Russell Kennedy Solicitors
Sabine represents the health and aged care clients in areas such as risk management, inquiries and investigations, dispute resolution, coronial inquests and policy review and implementation. Sabine is a Registered Nurse, has worked as an operator of aged care facilities and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing and a Director of Northern Health.

Dr Anita Frayman, Mediator, Elder Solutions
Dr Anita Frayman is a lawyer, accredited mediator and social researcher. Her doctoral research on cultural diversity among older Australians, highlighted the role of intergenerational relationships upon the care of older people. Anita sees elder mediation as a way to support older people and their families in successfully planning for care in old age.
Anita is an adjunct of the School of Philosophical Historical and International Studies at Monash University, an executive member of the AAG(Vic), a member of the Aged Care Policy Committee of the ECCV, and a committee member at a Melbourne not-for-profit aged care institution.

Event Details

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Event Date & Time: Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Event Location: Russell Kennedy Solicitors, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC

Registrations Open: 19th Mar 15 12:00 AM

Your Investment

AAG Members: FREE
Non-Members: $20.00
Student/Concession Non-Members: $10.00 (Please enter the code 'WELLBEING' at checkout to receive this discount.)

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