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 →
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If you suspect elder abuse in NYC, call 311.
In other locations within the United States, please call the National Eldercare Locator, a public service of the US Administration on Aging, at 1-800-677-1116 or go to: http://www.eldercare.gov/
In an emergency, call your local police station or 911.