GP’S TOLD TO REPORT ABUSE

Australian GP’s are being urged to be on the lookout for signs of elder abuse and report their suspicions to the police or other authorities. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners said it was something that GP’s would come across at least once a month and suggested that they help the patient create a safety plan.
For aged care residents, the GP’s were being encouraged to report any issues and even work towards having the residents removed from the facility.

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