Each year, many older adults come to an Emergency Department (ED) with injuries purportedly related to a fall or other accidents. However, we know that many of these injuries are the result of elder abuse and neglect. This ED visit presents a key opportunity for elder abuse to be detected, to have evidence collected, to report to the authorities, and to initiate appropriate interventions, yet emergency physicians receive little training in elder abuse and have few tools to assist them in detecting abuse. More →
The NYCEAC actively engages professionals and key decision makers in discussions about elder abuse and neglect to improve responses and policies to this complex problem. The NYCEAC initiated two special projects to achieve these goals: The Brooklyn Provider Network and The Leadership Education Project.