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To report abuse of an elder
(age 60 plus),
call your county helpline
To report abuse of an Adult-at-Risk
(age 18 to 59),
call your county helpline
To report abuse outside of Wisconsin, contact NAPSA To report abuse in a nursing home
or other long term care facility

For More Information on Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
of Adults at Risk

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Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center

The Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center answers questions about the law in Wisconsin relating to guardianships, protective placements, conservatorships, Powers of Attorney for Health Care, Living Wills, DNR orders and Powers of Attorney for Finances. 

Wisconsin Information and Partners

Disability Rights Wisconsin works to end abuse, neglect and denial of the legal rights of people with disabilities.

Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Aging and Disabilities -- What we do?

Elder Abuse, Neglect and Family Violence: A Guide for Health Care Professionals

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault: Disabilities, Aging and Sexual Violence

Wisconsin State Law Library - Elder Law Center offers legal information and assistance to Wisconsin senior citizens and people who work with the elderly.


Sexual Violence in Later Life Information Packet   Sexual violence can affect individuals across the life span, including people in later life. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center has created a series of new resources related to sexual violence in later life. The packet includes a fact sheet, technical assistance bulletin, technical assistance guide, resource list, annotated bibliography and research brief.

The Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation prevention campaign is aimed at educating medical professionals in spotting individuals who may be particularly vulnerable to financial abuse.

The National Adult Protective Services Association works to provide state Adult Protective Services professionals with a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for adults at risk.

Administration on Aging Elder Abuse Page

National Association of State Units on Aging Elder Rights and Resources Page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Elder Maltreatment Page

American Bar Association Elder Abuse Site

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence site serves as a national information and referral center for the general public, media, and victims of abuse.

The National Center on Elder Abuse, directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is committed to helping national, state, and local partners in the field be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse is dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's most vulnerable citizens.

The National Organization for Victim Assistance is an organization of individuals committed to the recognition and implementation of victim rights and services.

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime - Elder Abuse site links you to helpful information and a variety of related sites.

The National Center for Victims of Crime works to make sure all crime victims get the assistance and information they need.

Summary Information about Changes to Wisconsin Elder Adults/Adults at Risk Laws

Wisconsin Lawyer, August 2006 - Landmark Reforms Signed into Law: Guardianship and Adult Protective Services

Wisconsinís Elder Abuse and Adult at Risk Reporting Law


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Last Revised:  June 25, 2014