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Elder abuse - a national legal response : final report Australian Law Reform Commission. (Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, ALRC President)

Contributor(s): Croucher, Rosalind [President, Australian Law Reform Commission] | Australian Law Reform Commission.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: ALRC report.Publisher: Sydney, NSW : Australian Law Reform Commission, 2017Description: electronic document (432 pages) ;: PDF file: 7.17 MB.ISBN: 978-0-9943202-5-4.Subject(s): DISABLED PEOPLE | PREVENTION | ELDER ABUSE | FINANCIAL ABUSE | JUSTICE | LAW REFORM | NEGLECT | OLDER PEOPLE | AUSTRALIAOnline resources: Click here to access online | Summary report | Access the website
Contents:
Terms of reference -- Participants --- Recommendations -- 1. Executive summary -- 2. Concepts and context -- 3. A national plan to combat elder abuse -- 4. Aged care -- 5. Enduring appointments -- 6. Family agreements -- 7. Superannuation -- 8. Wills -- 9. Banking -- 10. Guardianship and financial administration -- 11. Health and National Disability Insurance Scheme -- 12. Social security -- 13.Criminal justice response -- 14. Safeguarding adults at risk -- Appendices
ALRC report,131, June 2017Summary: The ALRC was asked to consider Commonwealth (Australian) laws and legal frameworks and how they might better protect older persons from misuse or abuse, and safeguard their autonomy. The Report includes 43 recommendations for law reform. The overall effect will be to safeguard older people from abuse and support their choices and wishes through: ◾improved responses to elder abuse in residential aged care; ◾enhanced employment screening of care workers; ◾greater scrutiny regarding the use of restrictive practices in aged care; ◾building trust and confidence in enduring documents as important advanced planning tools; ◾protecting older people when ‘assets for care’ arrangements go wrong; ◾banks and financial institutions protecting vulnerable customers from abuse; ◾better succession planning across the self-managed superannuation sector; ◾adult safeguarding regimes protecting and supporting at-risk adults. (From the website). Access the website for background information about this ALRC inquiry. A summary report is also available - follow the link. Record #5481
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ALRC report,131, June 2017

Terms of reference -- Participants --- Recommendations -- 1. Executive summary -- 2. Concepts and context -- 3. A national plan to combat elder abuse -- 4. Aged care -- 5. Enduring appointments -- 6. Family agreements -- 7. Superannuation -- 8. Wills -- 9. Banking -- 10. Guardianship and financial administration -- 11. Health and National Disability Insurance Scheme -- 12. Social security -- 13.Criminal justice response -- 14. Safeguarding adults at risk -- Appendices

The ALRC was asked to consider Commonwealth (Australian) laws and legal frameworks and how they might better protect older persons from misuse or abuse, and safeguard their autonomy.

The Report includes 43 recommendations for law reform. The overall effect will be to safeguard older people from abuse and support their choices and wishes through:
◾improved responses to elder abuse in residential aged care;
◾enhanced employment screening of care workers;
◾greater scrutiny regarding the use of restrictive practices in aged care;
◾building trust and confidence in enduring documents as important advanced planning tools;
◾protecting older people when ‘assets for care’ arrangements go wrong;
◾banks and financial institutions protecting vulnerable customers from abuse;
◾better succession planning across the self-managed superannuation sector;
◾adult safeguarding regimes protecting and supporting at-risk adults. (From the website). Access the website for background information about this ALRC inquiry. A summary report is also available - follow the link. Record #5481