Elder abuse

An emerging field of research, elder abuse is any act occurring within a relationship where there is an implication of trust, which results in harm to an older person. NARI’s research in this area involves awareness-raising and advocacy, prevention and intervention.

Project leader for our Elder Abuse projects is Associate Professor Briony Dow.

Elder Abuse Victoria Community Action Plan


The first action plan developed specifically to assist the community to tackle elder abuse in Victoria has been launched. The plan, developed by the National Ageing Research Institute with support from Seniors Rights Victoria, the Office of Public Advocate, and community service providers, identifies gaps and sets out 10 priorities.

Understanding elder abuse - scoping study


The Melbourne Social Equity Institute commissioned the National Ageing Research Institute to conduct a scoping study reviewing the published literature on elder abuse with speci c focus on intergenerational elder abuse, and the evidence supporting interventions to address this abuse. We thank Gandel Philanthropy for additional funding.

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The Older Person's Experience - Outcomes of Interventions into Elder Abuse


On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day NARI and Senior’s Rights Victoria released “The Older Person’s Experience – Outcomes of Interventions into Elder Abuse”. The study aimed to better understand the older person’s experience of elder abuse, the interventions used to address elder abuse and the outcome of the intervention for ex-clients.

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Elder Abuse Day speech


Freda Vrantsidis spoke about NARI's research into elder abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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Seniors Rights Victoria Follow-Up Study

Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) combines helpline, advocacy and legal services for people who are experiencing elder abuse. SRV can assist older people in combating elder abuse through various means including legal recourse, access to support services and empowerment to enable the older person to live as they wish.

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