Reporting Elder Abuse


Elder abuse and crimes targeting older people are a real issue that come in many forms, including neglect, physical, financial and sexual abuse. Learn how to stay safe and report suspected abusers.

Statewide elder abuse hotline: 1-800-490-8505 Any person who believes that an older adult is being abused, neglected, exploited or abandoned may call the elder abuse hotline. The hotline is open 24 hours a day.

  • If you have concerns about the quality of care an older person is receiving from a facility or a caregiver, please call the Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services (570-622-3103) for guidance.

Signs of elder abuse – Although these signs do not always mean elder abuse, it is important to be aware that elder abuse can occur at any time to anyone:

  • Bruises or broken bones

  • Weight loss

  • Dementia may be blamed on “old age” when the real cause is malnutrition or drug interactions or side effects.

  • The older person never goes outside or never sees visitors

  • Withdrawing large sums of money from a savings account without apparent reason

Signing over his or her home to a relative

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