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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
 
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What do I do if I suspect someone is being abused or neglected?

If you suspect an elder adult or adult at risk (Definitions) has experienced, is currently experiencing, or is at risk of experiencing abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or financial exploitation:

IN AN EMERGENCY, IF SOMEONE IS IN IMMEDIATE,
LIFE-THREATENING DANGER,
CALL THE POLICE OR 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.

OR, if the alleged abuser is a paid caregiver employed by a long term care facility, contact the Division of Quality Assurance, Office of Caregiver Quality
E-Mail
Phone: 608-261-8319.

What will you be asked? You may give your name and address if you choose, but you do not have to give this information. You will be asked, but are not required to know, information about the adult at risk and the incident(s).

What will happen after you contact your county elder adults/adults-at-risk agency? A caseworker will respond to the report and determine what response is necessary.

 

Last Revised: February 20, 2014