Friday, October 7, 2011

What to do if you suspect elder abuse

Each one of us has a responsibility to keep vulnerable
elders safe from harm. (Credit:
reachofmaconcounty.org)
Each one of us has a responsibility to keep vulnerable elders safe from harm.

If the danger is immediate, call the police or 911 if someone you know is in immediate, life-threatening danger. If the danger is not immediate, but you suspect that abuse has occurred or is occurring, please tell someone. Relay your concerns to the local adult protective services, long-term care ombudsman, or police.

The U.S. Administration on Aging can refer you to a local agency that can help. Call (800) 677-1116.

For particular help, call Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650.

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