elderlyYou have a right to feel satisfied and comfortable with the plans you make for your future.

If a spouse, partner, adult child, caregiver, or acquaintance is making a decision about your money or medical care that you do not fully understand, or want, it is a good idea to ask questions.

The Office for Women, in collaboration with The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Pace Women’s Justice Center and the County Department of Senior Programs and Services’ Elder Abuse Coalition, has created a guide to help you plan for a safe and secure future.

This guide tells you what you need to know and who can help.

  • Financial and healthcare planning basics
  • Bank accounts
  • Credit cards
  • Debt prevention tips
  • Loans
  • Power of attorney
  • Social security
  • Healthcare decisions
  • Deeds/mortgages/leases
  • Property rights
  • Personal belongings
  • Resources

For more information, read the brochure or contact the Department of Senior Programs and Services.