The New York City Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC) a project of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, is a leader in developing innovative and effective responses to elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. NYCEAC was launched in 2009 to provide professionals in NYC's many government, non-profit agencies, financial institutions and others with the information and tools they need to effectively assist victims of elder abuse. NYCEAC accomplishes this through an unprecedented level of collaboration and coordination.
NYCEAC provides a streamlined and rapid response to elder abuse cases in Manhattan and Brooklyn through its multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) and case consultations. The expertise and resources provided by the participating agencies reduces systems fragmentation and minimizes gaps and overlap of services. Several of WCMC medical professionals serve on the MDTs and Dr. Mark Lachs is NYCEAC's Medical Director.
Through its wide-reaching educational trainings, social media vehicles and weekly blogs, NYCEAC further engages professionals around pertinent issues confronting the elder justice field. In addition, NYCEAC works with key decision-makers, organizations and systems to conduct research and develop innovative practices and policies to enhance their abilities to meet the many needs of older victims.
NYCEAC's vision is to partner with its collaborative network to guarantee that elders live with dignity and well being, free from abuse and neglect.