Family gatherings are more commonplace in December, and older adults without families can experience more acute social isolation. Since isolation is both a risk factor for and a consequence of elder abuse, we decided to ask you - our social media followers and colleagues - to commit to speaking with an older adult in December. Our hope was that, by sharing this campaign, we could support older adults and contribute towards the prevention of elder abuse during the 2017 holiday season. More →
This post includes a summary of resources as well as educational and case consultation opportunities relevant to the elder justice field. If you are aware of additional resources or have comments about any of the resources listed below, please use the response box at the end of the post to share your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you!
For up-to-date information about elder justice events in the NYC area and beyond, click here to view NYCEAC’s Events calendar. If you are aware of an event and would like to post it on the calendar, please click here to submit the event-related details.
The American Society on Aging presented a webinar titled, “Helping Seniors with Finances” on October 17th, 2012. Dr. Amy D’Aprix led the webinar and provided tips and ideas for assisting older adults with financial organization as well as information about how to help protect seniors from financial scams and fraud. You can view the recorded webinar by clicking here.
Dr. Laura Mosqueda, Co-Director of Center for Excellence on Elder Abuse (CEEAN) at the University of California, Irvine, in partnership with QunatiaMD, recently created a brief slidecast entitled, “Red Flags of Elder Abuse: Hx and Interview”. Targeted towards medical professionals, this presentation provides information about red flags that suggest elder abuse, the challenges of diagnosing elder abuse and the steps that medical professionals can take when they suspect abuse. To access this presentation, click here.
The Elder Justice Dispatch Blog publishes a monthly round-up of news in the Elder Justice field. Click here to view the latest news!
The NYC Elder Abuse Center’s Multidisciplinary Teams offer case consultation in Brooklyn & Manhattan. Upcoming meeting dates are listed below.
- Elder Abuse Case Coordination & Review Team: Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:00am in Manhattan at a different venue each month.
- Brooklyn Multidisciplinary Team: Meetings are held every Wednesday morning – except the first Wednesday of the month – from 9:00-10:30am at a convenient downtown Brooklyn location.
To RSVP – and to receive location information for both of these meetings – please email Robin Roberts at email@example.com or call her at (212) 746-7211.
The Bronx Elder Abuse Task Force will be meeting regularly on the first Thursday of every other month: October, December, February, April, June, August. Meetings take place at the Bronx DA’s office. For more information, please contact Ellen Kolodney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 590-2260.
Resources and Tools for Professionals
The December 2012 edition of the Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect’s (CEEAN) quarterly e-newsletter, “Elder Abuse Bytes” is now available and includes updates on resources and developments in the elder justice field. Check out the full e-newsletter by clicking here. Archived copies of “Elder Abuse Bytes” are available on the CEEAN’s website and can be accessed by clicking here.
The Elder Care Locator, a service of the Administration on Aging, is designed to connect individuals to services for older adults and families in their communities. This year marks Elder Care Locator’s 10th Annual Home for the Holidays campaign. While gathered together for the holidays, they encourage families, older adults and caregivers to discuss strategies to avoid financial exploitation. To help with these conversations, Elder Care Locator partnered with the National Center for Elder Abuse and Ageless Alliance to produce the “Protect your Pocketbook” brochure. Click here to download this brochure.
Join the Field
Allegiant Home Care is seeking a Client Services Supervisor. This individual will oversee daily operations of Allegiant Home Care’s service provision, including case coordination, compliance with standards and contractual obligations and human resources. They will also be responsible for managing a team of coordinators with private Medicaid and Medicare caseloads. Ideal candidates will have worked in aging, at least a bachelor’s degree, experience and detailed knowledge of case coordination, home healthcare, and all of the ins-and-outs of this work in terms of regulations, relevant software, etc. For the complete job description and instructions for applicants, please click here.
The YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood is seeing a Coordinator for their Friendly Visiting Program. The Coordinator will manage the activities of this program, which pairs volunteers with adults 60 and older who are at risk for social isolation. The volunteers visit the homes of the older adults and provide companionship. Ideal candidates for this position will be bilingual (English/Spanish), have a background in social work and experience working with volunteers and older adults. The complete job listing can be downloaded by clicking here.
The YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood is also looking for an Intake, Benefits and Entitlements Coordinator. This individual will manage the intake/registration and re-registration process for all members. They will provide guidance on entitlements and benefits to members and develop a system for information and referral services while also delivering these services. This position is full time and the ideal candidate will be bilingual (English/Spanish), have a social work background (LMSW preferred) and have experience working in the delivery of social services and benefits and working with older adults. A full job listing for this position can be downloaded by clicking here.
- Resources for Elder Justice Professionals – November 2012
- Resources for Elder Justice Professionals – October 2012
- Resources for Elder Justice Professionals – August 2012