Working with older people at risk of abuse

Information for workers about promoting the safety and wellbeing of older people. Older people have the right to live in safety, to be treated with dignity and respect and to make their own decisions. Some older people are denied their rights through elder abuse, sometimes by those who are closest to them. As support workers, we can help promote an older person's safety and wellbeing. It is important that we do so in ways that respects the rights of older people.