Putting an end to the abuse of older people coming last in line
This isn’t about growing old gracefully. Safer ageing is about creating environments and procedures that allow all of us to stay involved in our communities as we age and to implement support to prevent isolation, neglect and abuse. In the policy landscape, safer ageing can help decision makers consider the different needs of older people and identify where changes can reduce the risk of abuse and improve outcomes for victims.
The Safer Ageing Index Part 1: Last in line: the lack of profile and commitment on the abuse of older people.
After a year and a half of living through lockdowns, being isolated from families, friends and loved ones, being confined to homes, stark new findings from Hourglass show that older people, at heightened risk from the virus, social isolation and neglect, have been deprioritised by government and beyond.