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November 24, 2008

Elder Abuse: Where to Get Help if EA is Suspected (USA)

Where To Get Help If Elder Abuse Is Suspected
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If alleged abuse occurs in the community, reports of the abuse may be made to Adult Protective Services or Law Enforcement. If the alleged abuse occurs in a residential care home or nursing home, reports of the abuse may be made to Law Enforcement or the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. In case of emergency and/or immediate attention is required, call 911. Degree of emergency will determine the way abuse should be reported, defined as follows:

When Elder Abuse Is Reported; Department of Human Services/Adult Protective Services, Law Enforcement, and the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, as the primary agencies with a mandate to receive reports of elder abuse, will investigate and take action to correct or remedy the situation, with the consent of the alleged victim. Any action taken is guided by the principles of the least restrictive intervention and an individualis right to self-determination.

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