Advocacy is about helping a person’s needs, wishes and rights be heard, especially in regard to decisions that affect their life.
The advocates stand beside you and support you through issues that are impacting your rights. They listen to your concerns and help find an outcome that is satisfactory for you.
The focus of the Victorian Elder Rights Advocacy's elder abuse prevention and response work is elder abuse within the context of Australian Government-funded aged care services (residential and home care). They also work closely with services that support people in elder abuse situations in which aged care services are not involved.
These include Seniors Rights Victoria and the network of health services within the Victorian Government’s integrated model of care for responding to suspected elder abuse. They also run community education sessions on elder abuse for aged care services and the general community.