Elder Abuse

State Resources

If you suspect elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, contact hotlines in your state or the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116. If someone is in immediate danger, call 911 or the local police.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

National Center on Elder Abuse

Crime and Older People

This general overview offers older people common sense tips that can help fight crime and protect their personal safety.

Review Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NIH National Institute on Aging

Healthy Aging: Elder Abuse

Some older adults may be at greater risk of abuse because they live alone or don't get out much. Abuse can occur at home, in a nursing facility, or in public. Read more to find out how elder abuse can be prevented in your family.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Office on Women's Health

What if I Suspect Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation?

If you suspect someone you care about is being abused or neglected, you can help. Find out who to call and how to locate victim services.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

National Center on Elder Abuse

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