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State Resources: Elder Abuse Helplines, Hotlines, and Information

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: January 30, 2013

National Center on Elder Abuse

Frequently Asked Questions About Elder Abuse

Learn the warning signs of elder abuse and what you can do to stop elder abuse.

Review Date: January 30, 2013

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: January 30, 2013

NIH National Institute on Aging

Elder Abuse -- National Women's Health Information Center

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: January 30, 2013

Office on Women's Health

Help for Elders and Families: National Center on Elder Abuse

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: January 30, 2013

National Center on Elder Abuse

How To Get Help After a Victimization

As a victim of crime, you might qualify for financial assistance for a variety of needs resulting from your victimization. Qualifying uses vary from state to state, but medical bills, funeral or counseling expenses typically are covered. Compensation is managed on a state level.

Review Date: January 30, 2013

National Organization for Victim Assistance

Risk Factors for Elder Abuse

Learn about risk factors researchers believe are related to elder abuse,

Review Date: January 30, 2013

National Center on Elder Abuse

Why Should I Care About Elder Abuse?- (PDF)

Elder abuse is when a caregiver or any other person causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Learn the signs and what you can do to help.

Review Date: January 30, 2013

National Center on Elder Abuse