If I call to report alleged abuse,
what will I be
If you believe someone you know is being abused, neglected or
financially exploited, you can call your
county elder abuse or adults-at-risk helpline. Your identity is kept confidential by
law and cannot be disclosed pursuant to a court order. When you call, you will be asked what happened, when and where
it occurred, and the name of the elder or adult at risk.
Here are several questions you are likely to be asked. Remember, you are not required to know all the answers.
If you are unsure a situation warrants an investigation, contact your county's
elder abuse or adults-at-risk agency with questions.
More information about what constitutes abuse, neglect and exploitation:
- the name and address of the adult at risk.
- the person's age.
- the type of abuse (what happened that led to your suspicions?).
- the name of the caregiver or guardian, if any.
- the name and relationship of the suspected abuser, if any.
- anything else you think it is important to report.
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March 15, 2013