If you suspect any type of abuse, you should contact the appropriate authority referenced below. You do not need to prove that abuse is occurring. The professionals will investigate claims of elder mistreatment.
If someone is in immediate danger, call 911 or the local police.
Adult Protective Services
If the danger is not imminent, report concerns to the local Adult Protective Services (APS) agency.
Find the APS reporting number for each state by visiting our State Resources
Long Term Care Ombudsman
If you suspect abuse of a person living in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or board and care home contact the local Long Term Care Ombudsman. Find your local Long-Term Care Ombudsman