Senior Crimestoppers Overview
|Senior Crimestoppers President Terry Rooker explains the need for the existence and installation of the Senior Crimestoppers program in every nursing home in the country.|
Funded completely by the banking industry, Senior Crimestoppers is a multi-faceted, crime prevention and quality of life program that is administered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, a national organization headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
Senior Crimestoppers has formed some of the most unique partnerships for the good of a common cause — the safety, security and protection of our nation's elderly. With the support of numerous partners representing banking, health care, non-profits, state and federal government agencies, and law enforcement, Senior Crimestoppers has reduced incidents of crime in nursing homes and senior housing communities by 94% as of March 31, 2015.
Senior Crimestoppers program Components:
- Toll-free Tips Line, operated 24/7, for anonymous tips of information about incidents of wrongdoing. Cash rewards are paid anonymously up to $1,000. Cash and anonymity overcome fear and apathy.
- Personal lockboxes installed in the room of each resident. Lockboxes provide a way to store valuables in a secure manner and serve as a constant reminder of the Senior Crimestoppers program.
- Charter plaque and signs placed in and around the nursing home inform all who enter the facility that crime will not be tolerated.
- Continuing education provided for management and staff. Ongoing training serves as continual reinforcement of the facility’s “Zero Tolerance”policy.
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With the support of our partners, the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation transforms the lives of vulnerable nursing home residents. It is hard to overstate the transformative effect a bank can have on the life of an elderly person by removing fear from their lives — fear of neglect, fear of theft, fear of needing equipment and not knowing where to turn.
Our bank partners transform the lives of vulnerable nursing home residents by removing fear of theft, neglect, and physical or financial abuse and the Senior Crimestoppers program gives them a place to turn when they need help.