An updated HSE information booklet on how to protect yourself from elder abuse (2014) is now available on the HSE website.

You can see the booklet here.

This booklet will be informative for all and will be particularly useful for those who might deal directly with older people in their day-to-day work.

This booklet, which is supported by a number of government departments, voluntary and private agencies as well as business and financial institutions, was produced to complement the HSE’s National Elder Abuse Public Awareness Campaigns.

There is an emphasis in the booklet on the positive message of empowerment for older people as well as an increased focus on how older people can protect themselves and minimise their risks of abuse. The booklet also contains details of where people who are at risk of elder abuse can find support and information. This is primarily an advisory booklet.