Within the broader field of elder abuse, little attention has been devoted to the family, friends, and neighbors (“concerned persons”) in the lives of older victims of mistreatment (aged 60+). Recent research—by the NYC Elder Abuse Center at Weill Cornell Medicine and colleagues—sheds light on this underserved population; it has found concerned persons experience significant distress. In response, in 2017, NYCEAC established the Elder Abuse Helpline for Concerned Persons, a phone- and email-based service, which provides needed support, information and referrals to concerned persons assisting NYC-residing elder abuse victims.
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