A Statewide Elder Abuse Prevention Effort
Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation are largely hidden, shrouded in secrecy and shame. Older adults are often reluctant to reveal incidents of abuse, particularly when the abuser is a family member. Adding to the problem, many health care, law enforcement, financial and aging service professionals often do not understand or recognize elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. When they do recognize the problem, they often do not know where to turn for help. This coalition is a multidisciplinary, statewide network of over 1,900 individuals, organizations and government agencies working together to protect older adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
In the Spotlight
Upstate NY Elder Abuse Center at Lifespan: Monthly financial exploitation webinars
Held the first Wednesday of each month at 10 am for professionals only. Please sign-up for the Coalition E-News (upper right box) to receive information about the monthly webinars.
New law related to developing guidelines for identifying & reporting mistreatment
A8258 / S6676 - Guidelines, screening tools, and training materials will be developed for healthcare providers regarding identifying different forms of abuse, appropriate interventions, options for reporting suspected cases, and available resources for older adult victims.