Where To Report Elder Neglect And Abuse In Montana – Helplines, Hotlines, and Referral Sources
To report suspected elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation in Montana:
- Call 1-800-551-3191 to report suspected elder abuse in-state line.
- Call 406-444-4077 to report or suspected elder abuse out of state line.
To reach the Long Term Care Ombudsman (calling from within Montana) dial 1-800-332-2272. If calling from outside of Montana, telephone the Montana Senior and Long Term Care Division at 406-444-4077, or access a directory for regional contacts here.
Individuals wishing to report suspected elder mistreatment may telephone the state help lines listed above, or visit Senior & Long Term Care Personnel to contact specific county offices directly.
Montana State Government Agencies
The following Montana 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:
- Montana Adult Protective Services
- Montana Department of Justice
- Montana Senior and Long Term Care Division
- Montana Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
- Montana Senior and Long Term Care Request for Information System
Montana Laws and Regulations
The following laws were enacted to help protect seniors in Montana against abuse:
- Montana Code Annotated §§ 52-3-201-207 Protective Services Act for Aged Persons or Disabled Adults
- Montana Code Annotated §§ 52-3-801-825 Montana Elder and Persons with Developmental Disabilities Abuse Prevention Act
- Montana Code Annotated §§ 52-3-601 through 52-3-605 Ombusman Services
Montana elder abuse statistics and/or other publications can be found Here.
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