Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tasmania Acknowledges The Potential For Elder Abuse

Good for some politicians in Tasmania – understanding the plight of the elderly and how vulnerable they are to abuse – abuse that will loom larger if assisted suicide and euthanasia are ever legalized.
Tasmania launches elder abuse initiative
News from Tasmanian Premier Lara Gidding's website talks about the launch of the Tasmanian Elder Abuse helpline. An undoubtedly worthwhile initiative, the helpline is set against a background where, as the media release observes: “It is estimated up to 4200 older Tasmanians suffer physical, emotional verbal or financial abuse at the hands of someone close to them.” This is set to increase statistically as Tasmania moves towards a peak population cohort of over-65s in 2021, totalling one in four Tasmanians. more

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