In 2011 there were 1815 allegations of physical and sexual abuse in aged care facilities; with 64% being made against staff, 15% against another resident, 12% involving unknown offenders and 4% involving relatives. Of the 1815 reports, 1499 involved the use of force, 284 involved sexual assault and 32 involved both sexual and physical assault. Elderly Care Watch in Victoria provides advocacy for improving aged care.

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