Investigation of allegations of abuse and neglect of adults aged 65 and older or dependent adults aged 18 and older. Twenty-four hour response to emergency situations of abuse and neglect.
A program designed to keep individuals with ongoing medical needs safely in their own homes by providing an in-home caregiver.
Probate and mental health conservatorships and their estate management. Information and Referral: Information and referral to local services, or help finding services in other parts of the state or county.
A Few Facts About Elder Abuse
- One in twenty elders over the age of 65 are abused. One incident in fourteen will be reported.
- There are four main categories of elder abuse: physical abuse, financial abuse, psychological abuse, and neglect.
- The victim of elder abuse is generally a white female, over the age of 75, who is disabled. She lives with her abuser and depends on her abuser for her care. She will not report the abuse and denies the abuse happened if it is reported. Her abuser is most likely related to her. The typical abuser is an adult son, who is the caregiver, is often a substance abuser, and is dependent on the victim financially and emotionally.