A Guide to the Rights of Older South Australians

A new, free guide designed to help protect the rights of older South Australians has been launched to today.

 

Knowing Your Rights – A Guide to the Rights of Older South Australians” contains a range of information designed to assist older South Australians to understand their rights and make informed decisions confidently at critical life points as they age.

 

With 22.3 per cent of South Australia’s total population aged 60 years of age or over, above the national average of 19.6 per cent, the recognition of the rights of older people and safeguards for elder abuse prevention is increasingly important.

 

The publication, which is available free online or by calling the Legal Services Commission, includes information about housing, services, consumer and employment rights, financial matters, family and health, legal rights, security and safety and volunteering.

 

Knowing Your Rights will increase community understanding and older people’s awareness of their rights under existing laws which will in turn help to create a safer community and better protect the rights of our older South Australians.

 

Knowing Your Rights is a State Government funded initiative, through the Office for the Ageing, and developed in partnership with Legal Services Commission to raise community awareness of the rights of older people.

 

For more information and to download the free publication see www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/safeguardrights or request a free copy from Legal Services Commission by phoning 1300 366 424.

 

27 April 2016.