elder abuse prevention network (EAPN)

The EAPN (North Metro) is part of the Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse, which is being trialled at five Victorian health services.

Merri Health has recently been appointed as the lead agency of Elder Abuse Prevention Network in the North Metro region.

Network members will work together to undertake awareness raising activities and develop/revise policies and interagency protocols in the catchment area of Melbourne Health and North West Aged Care Assessment Service.

There are many ways local North Metro service providers and staff may be involved as part of the Prevention network or one of the designated working groups:

The Network meets quarterly and the working groups meet monthly.  See meetings times below or contact Dolly Huang on 03 9304 9211, or dolly.huang@merrihealth.org.au.









Elder abuse prevention Network Contacts:

Dolly Huang, Project Worker, Merri Health (Main Contact)

03 9304 9211 | 0427 340 083 | dolly.huang@merrihealth.org.au

Lence Markovska, Project Manager, Merri Health

03 9304 9230 | 0426 778 013 | lence.markovska@merrihealth.org.au


Liaison Officer / Secondary consultations and Support: 

Helen Rushford, Melbourne Health/North West ACAS

03 8387 2129 | 0400 544 530 | helen.rushford@mh.org.au

Meetings & Events




General Meeting of NM EAPN

  • Date: TBA

  • Time: TBA

  • Venue: Merri Health Board Room, Level 2, 110 Chiefly Drive, Preston

training & Resources

Training opportunities available related to elder abuse awareness and prevention:

1.      Bouverie Centre: Level 1 & Level 2

The training is only running until the end of June and please register ASAP via https://www.bouverie.org.au/training/specialist_program/elder_abuse

Note: If any training sessions are fully booked, Bouverie will be keeping record of the numbers still wanting to undertake training and can put their name on the waiting list.  

 2.      Online Elder Abuse Prevention Training

The course, targeted at anyone working with older people, takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and is free of charge.