The mismanagement of the assets of older people: the concerns and actions of aged care practitioners in Queensland

Tilse, C., Setterlund, D. and Wilson, J. (2003) The mismanagement of the assets of older people: the concerns and actions of aged care practitioners in Queensland. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 22 1: 9-14. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2003.tb00456.x


Author Tilse, C.
Setterlund, D.
Wilson, J.
Title The mismanagement of the assets of older people: the concerns and actions of aged care practitioners in Queensland
Journal name Australasian Journal on Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-6381
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2003.tb00456.x
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 9
End page 14
Total pages 6
Place of publication Richmond, VIC
Publisher Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
Abstract Objective: To explore the types of financial abuse coming to their attention of aged care workers, the practice responses and the barriers to effective responses. Method: A mailed survey of 159 ACAT members, allied health professionals and other aged care workers across metropolitan, regional and remote Queensland. Results: Financial abuse is coming to the attention of a broad range of aged care workers. It takes a variety of forms with a consistent pattern reported across urbanlregionallrural locations and differing ethnic groups. Although a range of resources exists, one third of respondents reported limitations in their capacity to intervene appropriately. Conclusions: This complex area requires a greater understanding of the dimensions of financial abuse, further evaluation of the effectiveness of current mechanisms, professional and community education and additional support for workers seeking to intervene.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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