New York REsources
In New York, during 1997, Adult Protective Services received about 25,000 referrals statewide. About two-thirds of the reported incidents involved adults aged 60 and older.
Of the perpetrators, slightly more than a third (34%) were adult children, 26 percent were spouses, and 26 percent were unrelated.
New York State is one of the five states that do not mandate that reports of suspected domestic elder abuse and neglect be made to adult protective services. However, Adult Protective Case workers are mandated reporters to the police, if they believe a crime has occurred.
State Government Agencies
- New York Adult Protective Services
- New York Long Term Care Ombudsman
- New York Office for the Aging
- New York Office of Attorney General
- New York Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
- N.Y. Soc. Serv. Law Chpt. 381 "Kathy's Law," Offenses Relating to Children, Disabled Persons, and Vulnerable Elderly Persons
- N.Y. Soc. Serv. Law, Art. 9-B, § 473a-c Adult Protective Services
- New York State Office of Children and Family Services: Protective Services for Adults
- Project 2015: The Future of Aging in New York State
- Target: Elder Abuse. New York Takes Action Against Elder Mistreatment and Neglect
By: Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Jan 2005
- Elder Abuse: Domestic/Community
1-800-342-3009 (Toll free in New York) - Press Option 6
- Local Elder Abuse Reporting Numbers
- Nursing Home Abuse/Long Term Care
Nursing Home Complaints: 1-888-201-4563
Adult Care Home Complaints: 866-893-6772
- Domestic Violence Hotlines