Our latest Elder Justice Podcast features an interview with Deborah Holt-Knight, Executive Director of Operations for NYC Human Resources Administration’s Adult Protective Services (APS). In this podcast, Deborah discusses challenges APS workers face when responding to elder abuse cases as well as how APS’s role on NYCEAC’s Multidisciplinary Teams has shaped and changed the way APS approaches elder abuse work. More →
The NYC Elder Abuse Center defines elder abuse as a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate actions, which causes harm, risk of harm, or distress to an individual 60 years or older and occurs:
a) within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust; or
b) when the targeted act is directed towards an elder person by virtue of age or disabilities.
Elder abuse can be intentional or unintentional, can take various forms, and includes but is not limited to physical, psychological, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, and financial exploitation.