Advocacy to prevent elder abuse and support victims
An astounding 260,000 older New Yorkers are currently experiencing elder abuse. According to the 2011 NYS study, "Under the Radar: NYS Elder Abuse Prevalence Study," only one in 24 cases is reported to authorities. For financial related elder abuse, that number rises to 1 in 44. The demographic reality of an aging population means the number of abuse incidents is likely to rise.
LiveOn NY is committed to advocating for funding for elder abuse prevention and victims' services, and meaningful policy to address this vital issue. We believe that seniors are invaluable to their communities and deserve the opportunity to age with vitality, grace, and dignity.
LiveOn NY proudly recognizes our member organizations that are contracted through the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) to provide borough-based elder abuse victim and prevention services. Bronx - Neighborhood SHOPP; Brooklyn and Queens - JASA; Manhattan - The Carter Burden Center for the Aging, Inc.; Staten Island - Community Agency for Senior Citizens (CASC).
LiveOn NY also proudly recognizes Lifespan, Convener of the New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse.
New York City Department for the Aging: nyc.gov/aging - Visit the DFTA Elder Abuse and Crime Victims Services section on DFTA’s website for valuable information, resources and information on support available through calling 311. materials. Click here for a flyer from DFTA that you can display and distribute to educate others about how to get help from the DFTA borough-based service providers.
NYC Elder Abuse Center: nyceac.com NYCEAC fosters an unprecedented level of collaboration and coordination in partnership with NYC’s government and non-profit agencies to provide a streamlined and rapid response to elder abuse case.
New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse: nyselderabuse.org Formed by Lifespan to implement the New York State Elder Abuse Summit Action Agenda, the coalition is a multidisciplinary, statewide network of over 1,800 individuals, organizations and government agencies working together to protect older adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Senior Medicare Patrol: The New York Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is part of a nationwide education and assistance program working to empower seniors and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report Medicare fraud and waste. You can report suspected problems to SMP hotline at 1-877-678-4697. LiveOn NY’s staff and trained volunteers work to correct errors and report abuse of the Medicare system to government authorities. Click here for more.
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