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New App Aims to Prevent Elder Abuse (NY)

Monday, October 30, 2017

New App Aims to Prevent Elder Abuse

 

"BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – People who work with the elderly population in Erie County are getting a new tool to help protect their clients.

Dozens of providers and advocates spent Monday morning at the United Way building learning how to use the new Legal Risk Detector App.

The Center for Elder Law & Justice teamed up with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office and the Erie County Office of Senior Services to introduce the app to those who work closely with elderly members of our community.

“This app is designed for Meals on Wheels people, home health aides, senior services workers, people who would be kind of the front line staff,” explained Karen Nicolson, chief executive officer of the Center for Elder Law & Justice..."

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