If you have a loved one who is a senior, you may have concerns about his or her safety in the community. Financial exploitation, physical abuse, psychological abuse, abandonment or neglect are all categorized as elder abuse. Approximately 120,000 older adults are victimized in their own homes each year in New York City alone – and 96% of these cases go unreported.
The NYC Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC) was launched in 2009 to improve the way professionals, organizations and systems respond to elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. It accomplishes this through an unprecedented level of collaboration and coordination in partnership with New York City’s government and non-profit agencies. Now, through NYCEAC, these organizations provide a streamlined and rapid response to elder abuse cases in New York City.
If you have concerns about the safety of a loved one, but are unsure where to look for assistance, visit https://nyceac.org/ for some helpful resources and tips!