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What do I do if I suspect someone is being abused or
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,
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
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
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.
February 20, 2014