Those paid to care for our older vulnerable adults are in a special position of trust and power which makes any abuse that much more reprehensible.
The BBC reports on Australia’s Elder Abuse scandal and resulting Royal Commission that is set to thoroughly investigate systemic and wide spread elder abuse.
Australia’s elder abuse scandal ‘beyond belief’
By Phil Mercer
BBC News, Sydney
17 September 2018
On Sunday, Australia announced that it would hold a royal commission – its supreme form of inquiry – into the nation’s scandal-hit aged care sector. Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned Australians to brace for “bruising” evidence of abuse and negligence.