Where To Report Elder Neglect And Abuse In California – Helplines, Hotlines, and Referral Sources
To report suspected elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation in California:
- To find county telephone numbers for reporting suspected elder mistreatment occurring in the home, visit the Adult Protective Services County Agencies listing online.
- To report suspected elder mistreatment in long-term care facilities, telephone 1-800-231-4024.
California State Government Agencies
The following California agencies can help you file a complaint against a nursing or long-term care facility, as well as provide you with additional information and support regarding senior neglect and abuse:
- California Adult Protective Services
- California Courts Self-Help Center: Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse
- California Department of Aging
- California Long Term Care Ombudsman
- California Attorney General’s Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse Bureau
- California Department of Social Services, Research and Development Division
- California Department of Corporations “SAIF” (Seniors Against Investment Fraud)
California Laws and Regulations
The following laws were enacted to help protect seniors in California against abuse:
- Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code §§ 15630-15632 Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Abuse Civil Protection Act
- Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 15700 Protective Placements and Custody of Endangered Adults
- Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code §§ 15703-15705.40 Protective Services
- Cal. Pen. Code §§ 11174.4-11174.9 Elder Death Team
- Cal. Pen. Code § 368 Crimes Against Elders and Dependent Adults
- California Bankers Association: Elder Financial Abuse
- California SafeState: Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Media Campaign
- Citizen’s Guide to Preventing and Reporting Elder Abuse
- Elder Financial Protection Network
- California elder abuse statistics and/or other publications are Available Here.
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