Elder Abuse Reporting
As a nonprofit that works with older adults and fights for quality of care, we felt it was necessary to provide this information.
Elder Abuse Hotline
Erie County Dept. Senior Services
What is elder abuse?
Per NYS social services law section 473
Physical: non-accidental use of force that results in bodily injury, pain or impairment.
Emotional: Willful infliction of mental or emotional anguish by threat, humiliation, intimidation or other abusive conduct. Including isolating or frightening.
Active neglect: Willful failure by a caregiver to fulfill caretaking functions and responsibilities. This includes abandonment, deprivation of food, medication, water, heat, cleanliness, eyeglasses, dentures of health-related services.
Passive neglect: non-willful failure to fulfill caretaking responsibilities because of inadequate caregiver knowledge, infirmity or disputing the value of prescribed services.
Signs of Neglect
bedsores, broken bones, bruises, burns, dehydration, insomnia, malnutrition, new medical conditions, poor personal hygiene, personality changes and unexplained injuries.