September 19, 2018

Reporting Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a rampant and growing problem attorneys are likely to encounter in the course of their practice. Complex cases often require the assistance of multiple professionals from a variety of disciplines. Additionally, many states have mandatory reporting requirements when certain categories of professionals suspect elder abuse. The Senior Lawyers Division’s Elder Abuse Prevention Committee has compiled a list of resources in each state where elder abuse can be reported. For more information on the Task Force, please contact Deirdre.lok@hebrewhome.org. 

Alabama

  • Adult Abuse Hotline: (800)-458-7214 or by email at ataps@dhr.alabama.gov
  • Agency on Aging (AAA) and Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) by telephone: (800)-AGE-LINE
  • 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
  • Office of the Attorney General’s Victim Assistance by:

    Phone: (334)-242-7342
    Toll-Free: (800)-626-7676
    Fax (334)-242-4780

    Physical Address:
    501 Washington Avenue
    Montgomery, Alabama 36104

    Mailing Address:
    Post Office Box 300152
    Montgomery, Alabama 36130

Alaska

  • Adult Protective Services by completing a “Report of Harm for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults” Form. They can also be contacted:(800)-478-9996 (in-state only) or (907)-269-3666.
  • Nursing Home Abuse/ Long Term Care: (800)-730-6393 or (907)-334-4480

Arizona

  • Central Intake Unit (The Adult Protective Service Hotline): (877)-SOS-Adult or (602)-674-4200
  • Division of Aging and Adult Services’ Senior Help Line: (602)-264-4357 (HELP)

Arkansas

  • Adult and Long-Term Care Facility Maltreatment Hotline: (800)-482-8059
  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-332-4443 or (800)-482-8049
  • Office of Long Term Care Investigations at (800)-582-4887; in Pulaski County: (501)-682-8425 or by email at complaints.oltc@arkansas.gov
  • Domestic Violence/ Battered Women hotline: (800)-332-4443

California

  • Hotline: (800)-231-4024
  • Elder Abuse: Domestic/ Community line: (888)-436-3600
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman: (800)-231-4024.
  • Attorney General’s Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse: (800)-722-0432.
  • Adult Protective Service Agency using a confidential internet reporting tool (one of two online forms). Abuse reporting form. Financial abuse reporting form.

Colorado

  • County Department of APS: www.coloradoaging.com
  • Coalition for Elder Rights and Adult Protection: (800)-773-1366 or (302)-866-2849

Connecticut

  • Elder Abuse/ Community Line: (888)-385-4225
  • Local Elder Abuse Reporting number at 211: (800)-203-1234
  • Nursing Home Abuse/ Long Term Care line: (866)-388-1888
  • Medicare Home Health Hotline: (800)-828-9769

Delaware

  • Abuse Hotline: (800)-223-9074
  • Mobile Crisis Intervention Unit: (800)-652-2929
  • Helpline: (800)-464-4357

District of Colombia

  • Department of Human Services – Family Services – Adult Protective Services Hotline: (202)-541-3950
  • Elder Abuse/ Community Line: (201)-541-3950
  • Nursing Home Abuse/ Long-Term Care Line: (202)-442-5833

Florida

  • Florida Abuse Hotline . It can also be made by fax: (800-914-0004) or Telecommunications Device for the Deaf.
  • Abuse Hotline: (800)-96-ABUSE
  • Elder Abuse Line: (800)-963-5337
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: (800)-500-1119

Georiga

  • Department of Human Service’s Division of Aging Services. Report on the web or by calling at Call us toll-free: (866)-55AGING (866-552-4464) - Press “3”.
  • South Georgia Judicial District, Joseph K Mulholland, District Attorney by calling Toll-Free: (888)-774-0152
  • Adult Protective Services Central Intake, at Toll-Free: (888)-774-0152. Within Metro Atlanta calling area dial (404)-657-5728
  • Long-term Care Ombudsman Office. Call Toll-Free: (800)-878-6442

Hawaii

  • 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
  • Helpline: 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

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (877)-471-2777
  • Local Elder Abuse Reporting Numbers 211 Care Line
  • Nursing Home Abuse/Long-term Care: (208)-334-6626

Illinois

  • Department on Aging’s 24-Hour Elder Abuse Hotline: (866)-800-1409, (888)-206-1327 (TTY)
  • Illinois Department of Public Health’s Nursing Home Hotline: (800)-252-4343, if it occurs in a nursing home
  • Help Line: (800)-992-6978 or (800)-545-7763, ext. 20135

Indiana

  • Adult Protective Services: (317)-232-0135
  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-992-6978 or (800)-545-7763, ext. 20135
  • Nursing Home Abuse/Long-term Care: (800)-246-8909

Iowa

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-362-2178
  • Nursing Home Abuse/ Long-term Care: (800)-686-0027 or (877)-686-0027

Kansas

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-922-5330 or (785)-296-0044
  • Nursing Home Abuse/ Long-term Care: (800)-842-0078

    Toll-free in Kansas (785)-296-3017 or (785)-296-3017
  • Department of Social Services: (785)-368-8105 or TTY (785)-296-1491

Kentucky

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-752-6200
  • Long-term Care Ombudsman: (800)-372-2991
  • Attorney General’s Tip Line: (877)-abuse-tip
  • Spouse Abuse Hotline: (800)-544-2022
  • Cabinet of Health and Family Service/Division of Aging Services: (800)-564-7043

Louisiana

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-259-4990 or (225)-342-9722

Maine

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-624-8404
  • Family Crisis Services: (800)-874-1973
  • Bureau of Elder and Adult Services: (800)-262-2232

Maryland

  • Long-term Care Ombudsman: (800)-243-3425 or (410)-767-1091
  • Office of Health Care Quality: (410)-402-8000
  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-91-prevent

Massachusetts

  • Elder Abuse Mandated Reporter Form
  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-922-2275
  • Massachusetts Department of Elder Affairs: (800)-882-2003
  • Elder Abuse Reporting : (800)-Age-info

Michigan

  • Long-term Care Ombudsman: (866)-485-9393
  • Older Abuse Hotline: (800)-99-noabuse
  • Bureau of Health Systems: (866)-882-6006

Minnesota

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-333-2433

Mississippi

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-222-8000 or (601)-359-4991
  • Nursing Home Abuse/ Long-term Care: (800)-222-8000 or (601)-359-4991
  • Department of Health: (800)-227-7308
  • Attorney General’s Medical Fraud Unit: (800)-852-8341

Missouri

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-392-0210

Montana

  • Montana Abuse Hotline: (800)-551-3191 or (406)-444-4077

Nebraska

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-652-1999 or (402)-595-1324
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office: (800)-942-7830
  • Nebraska Department of Regulation and Licensure: (402)-471-0316

Nevada

  • Elder abuse hotline: (800)-992-5757

New Hampshire

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-351-1888 or (603)-271-4680
  • Nursing Home Abuse/ Long-term Care: (800)-442-5640 or (603)-271-4375
  • Helpline: (800)-852-3388

New Jersey

  • State of New Jersey Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly: (877)-582-6995
  • Elder Abuse/ Community Line: (800)-792-8820 or (609)-943-3473

New Mexico

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (866)-654-3219 or (505)-476-4912 (in Albuquerque)

New York

  • Nursing Home Complaints: (888)-201-4563
  • Adult Care Complaints: (866)-893-6772

North Carolina

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

North Dakota

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

Ohio

  • Elder Abuse: (866)-635-3748 (toll-free in Ohio) or (800)-677-1116
  • Nursing Home Abuse/ Long-Term Care: (800)-342-0533

Oklahoma

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-522-3511

Oregon

  • DHS Telephone: (800)-232-3020
  • Nursing Home Abuse/ Long Term Care: (800)-522-2602 or (503)-378-6533
  • Aging/ Development Disabilities: (800)-866-4287 or (503)-945-9495

Pennsylvania

  • Elder Abuse Reporting Hotline: (800)-490-8505

Rhode Island

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-322-2880 or (401)-462-0550
  • Nursing Home Abuse/ Long Term Care: (401)-785-3340
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: (800)-494-8100

South Carolina

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (803)-898-7318
  • Nursing Home Abuse/ Long-Term Care: (803)-898-2850

South Dakota

  • Adult Services and Aging Hotline: (605)-773-3656
  • Domestic Abuse Hotline: (800)-430-SAFE

Tennesse

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (888)-APS-TENN
  • Local elder abuse reporting numbers: Knoxville (865)594-5685; Chattanooga (423)-634-6624; Nashville: (615)-532-3492; Memphis: (901-)320-7220
  • Tennessee Abuse Registry: (888)-310-4650 or (615)-532-5171 (in Nashville)

Texas

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-252-5400 or (512)-834-3784
  • Nursing Home Abuse/ Long-Term Care: (800)-458-9858
  • Abuse in Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospitals, and Other Medical Facilities: (888)-973-0022
  • Abuse of Persons Receiving Mental Health/ Mental Retardation Services: (800)-647-7418
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: (800)-799-SAFE

Utah

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800)-371-7897 or (801)-264-7669
  • Nursing Home Abuse/ Long-Term Care: (800)-662-4147 or (801)- 538-6158

Vermont

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

Virginia

  • Elder Abuse Hotline: (888)-83-ADULT
  • Family Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline: (888)-838-8238

Washington

  • Domestic/Community: (866)-End-Harm
  • Nursing Home/LTC Facility: (800)-562-6078

West Virginia

  • Eder Abuse Hotline: (800)-352-6513

Wisconsin

  • Elder Abuse: Domestic/Community Hotline: (608)-266-2536 or StopAbuse@dhfs.state.wi.us
  • Nursing Home Abuse/Long-Term Care: (800)-815-0015 (Toll-free in Wisconsin) or (608)-246-7013

Wyoming

  • Elder Abuse: Domestic/Community Hotline: (800)-457-3659 (Toll-free in Wyoming) or (307)-777-3602 
  • Nursing Home Abuse/Long-Term Care: (307)-777-3602 or (307)-777-7123
  • Wyoming Attorney General's Hotline (Victims Only): (888)-996-8816