- psychological/emotional abuse, or
- financial exploitation against a person, typically age 60 or older, It can be perpetrated by family members, caregivers, trusted individuals, or strangers.
- hurts you
- Yells at you or
- calls you names
- Tricks you out of your money or property
What Can I do?
Trust your instincts and call for help if you feel you are in danger.
Alert Others – Tell trusted
- friends, or
- family members that you need are in need of help.
Locate Resources in Your Community – Call the Eldercare Locator helpline at 1-800-677-1116
Report the Abuse – Your local Adult Protective Services agency may be able to help by investigating your situation and connecting you to local support services or law enforcement.
Find out more about this process at the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life website.
Find your local Adult Protection agency on the National Adult Protective Services Association Get Help Map.
Stay Connected – Friends and family members that you trust can be supports to you if you are experiencing abuse, neglect, or maltreatment.
Create a Safety Plan – Develop a personalized plan to keep yourself safe.
Contact the VictimConnect Resource Center by phone at 1-855-484-2846 or by chat for more information or assistance in locating services that can help you or a loved one who has experience elder abuse.
If you are a victim of identity theft, investment fraud, mortgage and lending fraud, or mass marketing or other fraud, download the checklists and follow the recommended steps.
The Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative maintains an interactive state map that shows available resources in your state.
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) has a helpful list of FAQs on topics ranging from the signs of elder abuse to prevention strategies. NCEA also maintains an interactive state map that shows resources by location.
The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse provides additional information on reporting elder abuse and what happens when you file a report.
The U.S. Administration on Aging’s Eldercare locator can help connect you to a variety of services. You can also call at 1-800-677-1116.
VictimConnect can be reached at 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846) from 8:30am – 7:30pm. Online chat is available 9:30am – 6:30pm.
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