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Call for aged care focus on domestic violence | The Senior

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Australian researchers have called for additional services for survivors of intimate partner violence, warning those who have these experiences are more vulnerable to elder abuse.

Women who survive domestic violence continue to experience negative effects well into their older years but they are also more vulnerable to elder abuse, says Flinders University researcher Dr Monica Cations.

She is the lead author of a study, looking at the impact of historical intimate partner violence on psychological wellbeing and vulnerability to elder abuse in older women published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

“This is the first time this relationship has been demonstrated and tells us that older survivors need close monitoring and…



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