About CEASe

An Overview

The Center for Elder Abuse Solutions (CEASe), formerly NYCEAC, was launched in 2009 to improve the way professionals, organizations and systems respond to elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. It initially accomplished this through an unprecedented level of collaboration and coordination in partnership with government and non-profit agencies. Now, through CEASe, these organizations provide a streamlined and rapid response to elder abuse cases in New York City, New York State and across the United States. CEASe also serves concerned persons in the lives of older adults who are abused or neglected.  

CEASe’s Core Programs

CEASe works with its partners to develop and implement innovative, collaborative approaches to the issue of elder abuse.  Together we:

  • Provide a streamlined and rapid response to elder abuse cases.
  • Respond to community needs and publicly promote an ageist-free approach to programs.
  • Collaborate with government and non-profit organizations to assist with the development of effective policies impacting elder abuse victims and their families.
  • Educate professionals, students, key decision-makers, and elected officials about elder abuse.
  • Serve as a resource by offering case consultations, education, services to concerned persons in the lives of older adults, speakers and research.
  • Employ technology, virtual and hybrid conferences, automated tracking, and research tools.

The core service components that CEASe provides to elder abuse services network, concerned persons, protective service workers, aging services and health care providers, financial institutions, and prosecutors are critical to the protection and care of older New Yorkers.

Through these core services, CEASe:

  • Develops and implements innovative programs to address the problem of elder abuse with the aim of securing the right of every older adult to age with dignity and free from abuse.
  • Coordinates, facilitates, streamlines, and helps replicate enhanced multidisciplinary teams (EMDTs).
  • Provides case consultations to professionals assisting victims of elder abuse.
  • Provide support and resources to Concerned Persons in the lives of Older Adults who are abuse.
  • Improves the proficiency of Adult Protective Services (APS) and other elder abuse service providers to gather information on clients’ decisional abilities.
  • Develops and conducts educational training on elder abuse to a wide variety of professionals.
  • Engages professionals on the topic of elder abuse through social media vehicles.
  • Promotes policies and best practices that will prevent abuse and improve the way professionals, organizations and systems respond to it.

For more information about the Center for Elder Abuse Solutions, please contact:

Lisa Rachmuth, LMSW
Executive Director, CEASe
Weill Cornell Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine