New York State is a leader in addressing elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The elder abuse incidence rate in New York is 24 times greater than the number of cases that are referred to legal authorities, making it an "invisible" problem. If you, or someone you know, is a victim of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation, help is available. In addition to contacting your local law enforcement, please consider the following resources:
The New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse
The New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse is a multidisciplinary, statewide network of individuals, organizations, and government agencies working together to protect older adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services
The New York State Office of Victim Services
The New York State Office for Victim Services may be able to help victims of crime with medical bills, counseling expenses, burial and funeral costs, lost wages and other types of assistance.