Programs have been developed by the county for use in training police departments and professional caregivers.
Training on the signs of elder abuse and what to do about it is available to recruits at the Westchester Police Academy. In addition, sessions are periodically made available to working police from departments county wide.
Westchester's training program was cited as a model program at the New York State Adult Abuse Conference in October 2004 in Albany.
For more information on elder abuse training offered at the Police Academy, call the Police Academy at (914) 231-1827 or visit the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.
Lunch and Learn programs on caregiver resources for businesses
The Lunch and Learn program provides free educational seminars about services for caregivers at Westchester County businesses. A recent national study reported that the total cost to businesses from lost productivity resulting from employee caregiving to be $29 billion a year.
These "Lunch and Learn" sessions help to educate employees on the services available in Westchester to help them in their role as a caregiver. For more information or to set up a seminar, call (914) 245-9167.