Empowering Seniors, Preventing Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Attorney General Eric T. Scheiderman acknowledged World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by launching a new website designed to help combat and prevent elder abuse.

The new website contains safety tips and alerts for seniors.

The new ‘Smart Seniors: Resources for Older Adults’ webpage will include tips on a variety of consumer, health, and civil rights issues and will enable older adults to stay up-to-date on the latest scams that are targeting them. Having these resources aggregated in one place will enable seniors to more easily obtain the information they need to protect themselves. Seniors will also be able to report scams to the Attorney General’s office, and victims will be able to file complaints online.  The resources are available in a friendly format that is easier for those who are visually impaired.”- LongIsland.com

The site offers a wealth of information regarding consumer fraud, but also has important articles that address key issues, such as: housing rights, abuse and neglect in residential care programs, and tips for making informed health care decisions. Click here to read more.

Jacoby & Meyers, LLP is dedicated to holding those who abuse and/or neglect the elderly accountable for their actions. Click here to learn more about our Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect attorney group.