Our response to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Issues Paper on Elder Abuse

The Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, Rae Lamb has responded to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Issues Paper on elder abuse (IP47).

In her response, Ms Lamb has provided an overview of her functions and responded to three questions:

Question 11: What evidence exists of elder abuse committed in aged care, including in residential, home and flexible care settings?
Question 14: What concerns arise in relation to the risk of elder abuse with consumer directed aged care models? How should safeguards against elder abuse be improved?
Question 18: What changes to aged care complaints mechanisms should be made to improve responses to elder abuse?

A copy of our response can be found here.