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Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day      15th June 2018

Wills, Power of Attorney & Guardianship documents, registering caveats on properties with granny flats and recovering funds taken by misrepresentation / fraud.  PJW Lawyers have assisted elder citizens with their legal needs for many years.

Elder Abuse can take many forms and may involve physical, social, medical, financial and legal  factors.

The abuser is usually someone with a close connection with the elderly person.

There can be many barriers that may prevent the older person reporting abuse or asking for help. Help can begin with the older person understanding their rights.

Older people have the right to:
· Be treated with dignity and respect
· Make their own decisions and choices
· Live in a safe environment
· Access the protections available to other adults in the community – this includes the law and support provided by the police, sexual assault teams, domestic violence specialists, mental health teams, community care support providers, etc.

If you are concerned about someone the NSW Elder Abuse Helpline & Resource Unit offers a free, confidential service that provides information, support and referrals.

Anyone can make the call 1800 628 221 if you suspect elder abuse is occurring.
If you require an interpreter, first call 131 450 and tell the operator your preferred language.

The NSW Elder Abuse Helpline & Resource Unit is auspiced by the NSW State Government (the Department of Family and Community Services) and operated by Catholic Healthcare Limited.

PJW Lawyers are experienced in drafting simple and complex Wills.
Power of Attorney and Guardianship documents need serious consideration and should be discussed with our experienced lawyers.

We are here to listen and help.                        46772022                                 370 Argyle Street, Picton.

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