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Links and Resources

New York City Government Agencies

Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse
24-hour Hotline: 800-621-HOPE (4673) - all languages
www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/html/issues/elder.shtml
This office brings together legal services and NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) to assist victims of elder abuse and provide training to NYC police and legal staff.

NYC Caregiver
New York City Department for the Aging
2 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10007
www.nyc.gov/html/caregiver/
www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/html/home/home.shtml
NYC Caregiver is a site developed by the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA), a government agency concerned with improving quality of life for older adults and providing support for their families. The caregiver website provides information on services available to family caregivers of frail, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired individuals 60 or older. Services are also offered to grandparents or older adults who are caregivers to children aged 18 and younger. The site has a borough-by-borough Caregiver Resource Center Locator, as well as information and advice on paying for care, legal issues, caring for yourself, and communication tips.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/home/home.shtml
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene website contains information of interest to family caregivers, such as where to get a free flu shot and a guide to household emergency preparedness, as well as general health information.

NYC Elder Abuse Center
http://nyceac.com
Teams in Brooklyn and Manhattan consult on cases with agencies that provide elder abuse services, and the Center offers education for agencies throughout the city.

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