Rebecca Edwards, Tabitha O’Shea, Tristana Freeman and Jessica Tighe, Lawyers, Seniors Rights Victoria
A sustained low national birth rate and increased life expectancy means the ratio of those aged 65-plus increases significantly every year. As such, the laws around how our elderly population is housed and cared for effect more Victorians than ever before. These laws, however, can be quite complex and it is crucial that care receivers understand fully how the aged care system works and, particularly, how it is funded, since any move into this system will, likely, affect recipients for life.
This section includes the following topics:
- Elder abuse
- Transferring property or assets in exchange for care
- Age discrimination
- Other legal issues affecting older people
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