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What We Do

Through advocacy, community awareness campaigns and a high profile media presence, Greysafe works to prevent the abuse, neglect and exploitation of older Australians.

What you can do

We want to build lasting and sustainable change so that older Australians feel safe and valued. There are so many simple ways you can help make a lasting contribution to protecting our vulnerable elderly.

Campaigns

Our campaigns highlight systemic problems and their impact on vulnerable older Australians. We also aim to put forward well considered policy positions to ensure meaningful change takes place at the political level.

Protect & Empower Older Australians

We’ve seen the impact of abuse on older Australians and felt helpless when trying to assist the vulnerable escape this abuse and neglect from those that are supposedly caring for them. While the system recognises the abuse, exploitation and neglect of older Australians are issues needing to be addressed, meaningful change has been too slow or ineffective.

It is up to us, families of the abused and neglected, our friends, neighbours and the broader Australian community to lead the change.

Greysafe has made it our mission to highlight these issues and importantly, put forward solutions and initiatives to help protect and empower older Australians.

Keep up to date with our campaigns and news impacting older Australians

Aged-care homes’ drug use slammed as ‘elder abuse’

The Australian August 14, 2018: Nearly two-thirds of Australian aged-care residents are every day given psychiatric drugs — many inappropriately prescribed — that cause deaths and strokes or are linked to falls and seizures. The…

Financial abuse: The hidden epidemic

Financial Standard - 7 August 2018 Australia's Commonwealth Bank is extending its domestic and family violence support program due to customer need, with its helpline receiving about 90,000 calls in the first month. Initially launched as…

Adelaide aged care residents 'drugged and restrained'

Nine.com.au News Staff at an Adelaide nursing home will be retrained after it was discovered they were drugging and physically restraining elderly residents. North Eastern Community Nursing Home lost federal subsidies for six months after…

How to stop elder financial abuse in your family

The rise of the "inheritance impatience syndrome" seems to be impacting how some adult children act as their parent's attorney. With the increasing proportion of people aged 65 and over, the problem of elder financial abuse is a growing concern. While…

'Senior Sitter' ad sparks call for better vetting of aged care workers to reduce elder abuse

A Gold Coast solicitor is calling for Australia to introduce a coordinated system for screening people who work in the aged care sector, similar to the Working With Children Checks (WWCC) performed nation-wide that vets people wanting to work…

Palliative care resources 'distressingly low' in Canberra

By Katie Burgess– Canberra Times 13 July 2018 — 6:19am Staff at Canberra’s Clare Holland House are under pressure to push dying patients in and out as quickly as possible, while dealing with bottlenecks in referrals. Canberra Hospital's…

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