Reporting Elder Abuse

ALABAMA:

1.   Adult Abuse Hotline: (800)-458-7214 or by email
      ataps@dhr.alabama.gov.

2.   Agency on Aging (AAA) and Aging & Disability Resource Center
      (ADRC) by telephone: (800)-AGE-LINE

3.   Alabama Medicaid program by calling or writing to the
      Agency's Program Integrity Division. To call: (866)-452-4930
      (Toll-free call); To write: Program Integrity Division, P.O. Box
      5624, Montgomery, AL 36103-5624.

4.   Office of the Attorney General’s Victim Assistance by Phone:
      (334)-242-7342, Toll Free: (800)-626-7676, Fax:
      (334)-242-4780 or in person at Physical Address: 501
      Washington Avenue Montgomery, Alabama 36104; in writing
      at Mailing Address: Post Office Box 300152, Montgomery,
      Alabama 36130.

ALASKA:

1.   Adult Protective Services by completing a “Report of Harm for
      the Protection of Vulnerable Adults” Form:
      (http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Documents
      /docs/report_harm_form.pdf)
. They can also be contacted:
      (800)-478-9996 (in state only) or (907)-269-3666.

2.   Nursing Home Abuse/ Long Term Care: (800)-730-6393 or
      (907)-334-4480.

ARIZONA:

1.   Central Intake Unit (The Adult Protective Service Hotline):
      (877)-SOS-Adult or (602)-674-4200.

2.   Division of Aging and Adult Services’ Senior Help Line: (602)-
      264-4357 (HELP).

ARKANSAS:

1.   Adult and Long Term Care Facility Maltreatment Hotline:
      (800)-482-8059.

2.   Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-332-4443 or (800)-482-8049.

3.   Office of Long Term Care Investigations at (800)-582-4887;
      in Pulaski County: (501)-682-8425 or by email at
      complaints.oltc@arkansas.gov.

4.   Domestic Violence/ Battered Women hotline: (800)-332-4443.

CALIFORNIA:

1.   Hotline: (800)-231-4024.

2.   Elder Abuse: Domestic/ Community line: (888)-436-3600.

3.   Long Term Care Ombudsman: (800)-231-4024.

4.   Attorney General’s Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder
      Abuse: (800)-722-0432.

5.   Adult Protective Service Agency using a confidential internet
      reporting tool (one of two on-line forms). Abuse reporting
      form: http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb/entres/forms
      /English/SOC341.pdf
. Financial abuse reporting form:
      http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb/entres/forms/English
      /soc342.pdf
.

COLORADO:

1.   County Department of APS: www.coloradoaging.com.

2.   Coalition for Elder Rights and Adult Protection: (800)
      -773-1366 or (302)-866-2849.

CONNECTICUT:

1.   Elder Abuse/ Community line: (888)-385-4225.

2.   Local Elder Abuse reporting number at 211: (800)-203-1234.

3.   Nursing Home Abuse/ Long Term Care line: (866)-388-1888.

4.   Medicare Home Health Hotline: (800)-828-9769.

DELAWARE:

1.   Abuse hotline: (800)-223-9074.

2.   Mobile Crisis Intervention Unit: (800)-652-2929.

3.   Helpline: (800)-464-4357.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

1.   Department of Human Services – Family Services – Adult
      Protective Services Hotline: (202)-541-3950.

2.   Elder Abuse/ Community line: (201)-541-3950.

3.   Nursing Home Abuse/ Long Term Care line: (202)-442-5833. 

FLORIDA:

1.   Florida Abuse Hotline (http://www.agingcarefl.org/elder-
      abuse-how-to-report-it-prevent-it/
). It can also be made by
      fax: (800-914-0004) or on the web 
      (http://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us)
      or Telecommunications Device for the Deaf.
      (http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/abuse/publications
      /mandatedreporters.pdf
).

2.   Abuse hotline: (800)-96-ABUSE.

3.   Elder Abuse Line: (800)-963-5337.

4.   Domestic Violence Hotline: (800)-500-1119.

GEORGIA:

1.   Department of Human Service’s Division of Aging Services.
      Report on the web at http://aging.dhs.georgia.gov/adult-
      protective-services
or by calling at Call us toll-free: (866)-
      55AGING (866-552-4464) - Press “3”.

2.   South Georgia Judicial District, Joseph K Mulholland, District
      Attorney by calling Toll-Free: (888)-774-0152.

3.   Adult Protective Services Central Intake, at Toll-Free: (888)-
      774-0152. Within Metro Atlanta calling area dial (404)-
      657-5728.

4.   Long-term Care Ombudsman office. Call Toll Free: (800)-
      878-6442.

HAWAII:

1.   Department of Human Services Adult and Community
      Services Branch ACCSB on the island: Oahu:(808)-832-5115;
      Kauai: (808)-241-3337; Maui, Lanai and Molokai: (808)-
      243-5151; East Hawaii: (808)-933-8820

2.   Help line: East Hawaii: (808)-933-8820; Kau, Kona, Kohala
      and Kamuela: (808)-327-6280; Maui, Molokao, Lanai: (808)-
      243-5151 or (808)-243-5150; OAHU: (808)-832-5115; West
      Hawaii: (808)-327-6280; Hilo, Hamakua, and Puna: (808)-
      933-8820.

IDAHO:

1.   Elder abuse hotline: (877)-471-2777

2.   Local elder abuse reporting numbers 211 care line

3.   Nursing home abuse/long term care: (208)-334-6626

ILLINOIS:

1.   Department on Aging’s 24-Hour Elder Abuse Hotline: (866)-
      800-1409, (888)-206-1327 (TTY). 

2.   Illinois Department of Public Health’s Nursing Home Hotline:
      (800)-252-4343, if it occurs in a nursing home.

3.   Help line: (800)-992-6978 or (800)-545-7763, ext. 20135.

INDIANA:

1.   Adult protective services: (317)-232-0135

2.   Elder abuse hotline: (800)-992-6978 or (800)-545-7763, ext.
      20135.

3.   Nursing home abuse/long term care: (800)-246-8909

IOWA:

1.   Elder abuse hotline: (800)-362-2178

2.   Nursing home abuse/ long term care: (800)-686-0027 or
      (877)-686-0027.

KANSAS:

1.   Elder abuse hotline: (800)-922-5330 or (785)-296-0044.

2.   Nursing home abuse/ long term care: (800)-842-0078; toll
      free in Kansas (785)-296-3017 or (785)-296-3017.

3.   Department of social services: (785)-368-8105 or TTY (785)-
      296-1491.

KENTUCKY:

1.   Elder abuse hotline: (800)-752-6200.

2.   Long term care ombudsman: (800)-372-2991.

3.   Attorney general’s tip line: (877)-abuse-tip.

4.   Spouse abuse hotline: (800)-544-2022.

5.   Cabinet of health and family service/division of aging
      services: (800)-564-7043

LOUISIANA:

1.   Elder abuse hotline: (800)-259-4990 or (225)-342-9722

MAINE:

1.   Elder abuse hotline: (800)-624-8404

2.   Family crisis services: (800)-874-1973

3.   Bureau of elder and adult services: (800)-262-2232

MARYLAND:

1.   Long term care ombudsman: (800)-243-3425 or (410)-
      767-1091.

2.   Office of health care quality: (410)-402-8000

3.   Elder abuse hotline: (800)-91-prevent

MASSACHUSETTS:

1.   Elder Abuse Mandated Reporter Form: http://www.mass.gov
      /elders/docs/elder-abuse-mandated-reporter-form.pdf
.

2.   Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-922-2275.

3.   Massachusetts Department of Elder Affairs: (800)-882-2003.

4.   Elder Abuse Reporting number: (800)-Age-info

MICHIGAN:

1.   Long term care ombudsman: (866)-485-9393

2.   Older abuse hotline: (800)-99-noabuse

3.   Bureau of health systems: (866)-882-6006

MINNESOTA:

1.   Elder abuse hotline: (800)-333-2433.

MISSISSIPPI:

1.   Elder abuse hotline: (800)-222-8000 or (601)-359-4991.

2.   Nursing home abuse/ long term care: (800)-222-8000 or
      (601)-359-4991.

3.   Department of health: (800)-227-7308.

4.   Attorney general’s medical fraud unit: (800)-852-8341.

MISSOURI:

1.   Elder abuse hotline: (800)-392-0210.

MONTANA:

1.   Montana abuse hotline: (800)-551-3191 or (406)-444-4077.

NEBRASKA:

1.   Elder abuse hotline: (800)-652-1999 or (402)-595-1324.

2.   Long Term Care Ombudsman Office: (800)-942-7830.

3.    Nebraska department of regulation and licensure: (402)-
       471-0316.

NEVADA:

1.    Elder abuse hotline: (800)-992-5757.

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

1.    Elder abuse hotline: (800)-351-1888 or (603)-271-4680.

2.    Nursing home abuse/ long term care: (800)-442-5640 or
       (603)-271-4375.

3.    Help line: (800)-852-3388.

NEW JERSEY:

1.    State of New Jersey Ombudsman for the Institutionalized
       Elderly: (877)-582-6995.

2.   Elder Abuse/ Community line: (800)-792-8820 or (609)-
      943-3473.

NEW MEXICO:

1.   Elder abuse hotline: (866)-654-3219 or (505)-476-4912 (in
      Albaquerque).

NEW YORK:

1.   Nursing Home Complaints: (888)-201-4563

2.   Adult Care Complaints: (866)-893-6772

NORTH CAROLINA:

1.   Department of Health and Human Services CARE-LINE toll
      free within North Carolina: (800)-662-7030.

NORTH DAKOTA:

1.   Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-451-8693.

OHIO:

1.   Elder Abuse: (866)-635-3748 (toll free in Ohio) or (800)-
      677-1116.

2.    Nursing Home Abuse/ Long Term Care: (800)-342-0533.

OKLAHOMA:

1.    Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-522-3511.

OREGON:

1.    DHS Telephone: (800)-232-3020.

2.    Nursing Home Abuse/ Long Term Care: (800)-522-2602 or
       (503)-378-6533.

3.    Aging/ Development Disabilities: (800)-866-4287 or (503)-
       945-9495.

PENNSYLAVANIA:

1.    Elder Abuse Reporting Hotline: (800)-490-8505.

RHODE ISLAND:

1.    Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-322-2880 or (401)-462-0550.

2.    Nursing Home Abuse/ Long Term Care: (401)-785-3340.

3.    Domestic Violence Hotline: (800)-494-8100.

SOUTH CAROLINA:

1.    Elder Abuse Hotline: (803)-898-7318.

2.    Nursing Home Abuse/ Long Term Care: (803)-898-2850.

SOUTH DAKOTA:

1.    Adult Services and Aging Hotline: (605)-773-3656.

2.    Domestic Abuse Hotline: (800)-430-SAFE.

TENNESSEE:

1.    Elder Abuse Hotline: (888)-APS-TENN.

2.    Local elder abuse reporting numbers: Knoxville
       (865)594-5685; Chattanooga (423)-634-6624; Nashville:
       (615)-532-3492; Memphis: (901-)320-7220.

3.    Tennessee Abuse Registry: (888)-310-4650 or (615)-
       532-5171 (in Nashville).

TEXAS:

1.    Elder abuse Hotline: (800)-252-5400 or (512)-834-3784.

2.    Nursing Home Abuse/ Long Term Care: (800)-458-9858.

3.    Abuse in Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospitals, and other medical
       facilities: (888)-973-0022.

4.    Abuse of persons receiving mental health/ mental
       retardation services: (800)-647-7418.

5.    Domestic Violence Hotline: (800)-799-SAFE.

UTAH:

1.    Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-371-7897 or (801)-264-7669.

2.    Nursing Home Abuse/ Long Term Aare: (800)-662-4147 or
       (801)- 538-6158.

VERMONT:

1.    Vermont Senior Helpline: (800)-564-1612 or (802)-241-2345

VIRGINIA:

1.    Elder Abuse Hotline: (888)-83-ADULT

2.    Family Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline: (888)-838-8238

WASHINGTON:

1.    Domestic/Community: (866)-End-Harm

2.    Nursing Home/LTC Facility: (800)-562-6078

WEST VIRGINIA:

1.    Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-352-6513

WISCONSIN:

1.    Elder Abuse: Domestic/Community Hotline: (608)-266-2536
       or StopAbuse@dhfs.state.wi.us

2.    Nursing Home Abuse/Long Term Care: (800)-815-0015 (Toll
       free in Wisconsin) or (608)-246-7013

WYOMING:

1.      Elder Abuse: Domestic/Community Hotline: (800)-457-3659
         (Toll free in Wyoming) or (307)-777-3602

2.      Nursing Home Abuse/Long Term Care: (307)-777-3602 or
         (307)-777-7123

3.      Wyoming Attorney General's Hotline (Victims Only): (888)-
         996-8816

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