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Elder Mistreatment and Training


Abuse & Neglect


S.O.S. Shelter, Inc.
PO Box 393
Endicott, NY 13761
(607) 748-7453
(888) 754-4340
(607) 754-9328 (fax)
Email: sosshelter@stny.rr.com
Web: http://www.sosshelter.org
Hours: 24-hour crisis line.
24-Hour Crisis HOT Line for victims of domestic violence. Services include: emergency shelter, crisis intervention, legal information, non-residential counseling and group counseling. The agency also offers community presentations on the topic of domestic violence.

Broome County Family Violence Prevention Council
36-42 Main Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
(607) 778-2153
(607) 778-3788 (fax)
Web: http://www.gobroomecounty.com/fvpc
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
Provides a forum to address the incidence and effects of family violence, including elder abuse, maltreatment and neglect. Resources include brochures, information sheets and a speakers bureau.

Broome County Department of Social Services
Adult Protective Services
36-42 Main St.
Binghamton, NY 13905-3108
778-2635(local)
(607) 778-3824 (fax)
NYS Information Line: (800)342-3009
Web: http://www.gobroomecounty.com/dss
Adult Protective Services offers services to mentally- and/or physically-impaired adults who are 18 years and older who can no longer protect themselves from neglect, abuse, or exploitation. Includes investigations, counseling, arranging for support systems, alternative living, medical care, legal services, receipt of entitlement, and coordination of services. Confidentiality for all parties is assured and anonymous referrals are taken.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Action For Older Persons, Inc.
Colonial Plaza
32 West State St.
Binghamton, NY 13901-2332
(607) 722-1251
(607) 722-1293 (fax)
Web: http://www.ActionforOlderPersons.org
Reviews elder needs and issues, and testifies at public hearings. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for persons in adult care, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in Broome and Delaware counties. NYS-certified volunteers visit facilities regularly to help with questions or concerns on behalf of residents, family, and staff.

Crime Victims


Crime Victims Assistance Center
377 Robinson St.
Binghamton, NY 13904
(607) 723-3200
(607) 773-8370 (fax)
24-Hour Crisis Line: (607) 722-4256
Web: http://www.cvac.us
Hours: 24-Crisis Line; Business Office: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. - Fri., Wednesdays: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Free counseling for victims of crime; victim advocacy and assistance in filing for victim compensation through NYS Crime Victims Board; education and outreach on issues such as domestic violence and elder abuse; court accompaniment in criminal and family court; 24-hour crisis line provides callers with emergency crisis intervention, supportive counseling, intervention, and referral; 24-hour victim accompaniment to police department and hospital for victims of crimes.

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Resources and Training


Broome County Department of Social Services
Adult Protective Services
36-42 Main St.
Binghamton, NY 13905-3108
778-2635(local)
(607) 778-3824 (fax)
Web: http://www.gobroomecounty.com/dss
An “Elder Abuse and the Role of Adult Protective Services” training is designed to improve awareness and understanding of the complexities of identification of victims and referrals to the appropriate authorities. This training can be tailored to different disciplines and can be delivered in anywhere from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours depending on depth.

Broome County Family Violence Prevention Council
36-42 Main Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
(607) 778-2153
(607) 778-3788 (fax)
Web: http://www.gobroomecounty.com/fvpc
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
Provides a forum to address the incidence and effects of family violence, including elder abuse, maltreatment and neglect. Resources include brochures, information sheets and a speakers bureau.

Elder Sensitivity Training Workshop
Action For Older Persons, Inc.
Colonial Plaza
32 West State St.
Binghamton, NY 13901-2332
(607) 722-1251
(607) 722-1293 (fax)
Web: http://www.ActionforOlderPersons.org
Elder abuse prevention training programs include an “Elder Sensitivity” workshop designed to expand the sensitivity, knowledge, and skills of youth and direct service workers through hands-on activities that simulate common, age-related physical losses and limitations. A two-part “Perceptions of Aging” workshop encourages participants to examine their own beliefs and perceptions about aging while relearning several aging facts to take on positive, rather than traditionally negative, images of older adults.


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