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WHAT The first comprehensive elder abuse shelter within a long-term care facility in the United States.
WHYTo provide temporary shelter and support to victims of family violence and/or elder abuse and to either ensure the safe return to their own homes or provide alternate housing in the community.  To place at-risk or isolated seniors in a situation where they can benefit from the programs of a long term care facility.
WHERE The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse.
Prevention Hebrew Home at Riverdale.
New York, NY, USA.

Program Description

Admission to the shelter is available 24/7, 365 days a year and is offered regardless of ability to pay.

Seniors are placed throughout the residential units on the Hebrew Home's campus that are best suited to meet their medical and other needs and are fully integrated and encouraged to make full use of the Hebrew Home's programs.

The Center offers victims of elder abuse healthcare and supportive services, a safe place, emotional and psychological counseling by social workers and nurses and legal advocacy and representation on issues including guardianships, orders of protection, divorce, banking and housing.

Find out more about the "Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention" Program

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