Elder Abuse

Draft Elder Abuse Screening Instrument

Elder abuse has been recognised as a form of family violence, and the recent Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence identified the need for consistent screening tools that can be used in association with the services available.

NARI’s research has shown that without an easy-to-use and effective screening tool, accompanied by clear guidelines of what to do when elder abuse is suspected, community health workers, health professionals and carers may feel unwilling to ask questions about elder abuse.

The tool has been funded through the State Trustees of Victoria.

Draft Elder Abuse Screening Instrument