Nursing Home and Elder Abuse Resources

Nursing Home and Elder Abuse Resources

For all life-threatening emergencies: call 911.

Who’s Who?

Adult Protective Services is a state-by-state service to investigate elder abuse for people at home, living within the community.

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman in each state is responsible for investigating elder abuse in nursing homes and other living facilities.

Each state has its own resources and agencies to assist with elder abuse investigations and prosecutions. If you suspect elder abuse is occurring, please get in touch with one of the following agencies to report your concerns.

National Elder Abuse Support Resources

Eldercare Locator

This national service assists individuals with finding elder care resources, including elder abuse support. Eldercare Locator can be reached by phone from 9 am – 8 pm EST, Monday thru Friday. Eldercare Locator is also available online 24/7.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

This 24/7 hotline is available for all victims of domestic violence, including elders. Call 1-800-779-7233. A TTY line is also available at 1-800-787-3224.

State-by-State Elder Abuse Resources

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Elder abuse within the community and in long-term care facilities are handled by each individual county.

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

  • Florida Abuse Hotline: 1-800-962-2873 / 1-800-453-5145 (TTD)
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman: 1-888-831-0404
  • Elder Helpline: 1-800-963-5337
  • Senior Legal Helpline: 1-888-895-7873

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

References

  1. https://ncea.acl.gov/resources/state.html
  2. http://www.elderjusticecoalition.com/
  3. https://www.nieji.org/codes
  4. http://eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_states_and_territories_of_the_United_States
  6. http://adph.org/administration/Default.asp?id=503
  7. https://des.az.gov/services/aging-and-adult/aging-and-disability-services/area-agency-aging
  8. https://drcog.org/programs/area-agency-aging/long-term-care-ombudsman-program
  9. http://www.211metrodc.org/
  10. https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=idaho%20adult%20protection%20services&tbs=lf:1,lf_ui:2,lf_pqs:EAE&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=43240265,-114335537,158432&tbm=lcl&rldimm=16544672567394872178
  11. http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/120/n/126
  12. http://aging.maryland.gov/Pages/Ombudsman.aspx
  13. http://www.mass.gov/elders/
  14. http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/contact/
  15. http://www.ncdhhs.gov/document/dss-county-directory
  16. http://www.ncdhhs.gov/assistance/adult-services/long-term-care-ombudsman
  17. http://www.okdhs.org/contactus/Pages/default.aspx
  18. http://www.napsa-now.org/get-help/help-in-your-area/vermont/
  19. http://healthvermont.gov/hc/patientsafety_consumer.aspx
  20. https://health.wyo.gov/aging/communityliving/omb/
  21. https://health.wyo.gov/