The recently passed budget brought back $245,000 for existing contracts with the Office for the Aging, and allowed $500,000 for additional services.
Lifespan of Rochester will administer the contract that covers intervention, training for professionals, and education for seniors and families about the signs of abuse.
“People don’t believe elderly abuse exists,” said Ann Marie Cook, president and chief executive officer of Lifespan. “Even when it’s happening right under their nose, they don’t recognize it as abuse.”
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Elder Abuse Prevention Gets Boost From New York Budget