The Elder Abuse Prevention Strategy (EAPS) has been developed to protect and safeguard the rights of older Victorians. The fundamental principle underpinning the strategy is that every Victorian has the right to live safely and to be treated with dignity and respect, however some senior Victorians are affected by elder abuse and this is unacceptable.
Local Area Networks in the Loddon Mallee Region collaborated to develop the Elder Abuse Prevention Tool Kit and The Elder Abuse Prevention Guide in accordance with the ‘With Respect to Age -2009: Victorian Government practice guidelines for health services and community agencies for the prevention of elder abuse’. The Elder Abuse Prevention Tool Kit and The Elder Abuse Prevention Guide have been approved by the Victorian State Government. Networks across the region are committed to sustaining the Tool Kit and elder abuse prevention.