What is Elder Abuse?

What to do about known or suspected elder abuse?

Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse

You can ask for an elder or dependent adult abuse restraining order.

Contacting Adult Protective Services to Report Abuse of Seniors or Dependent Adults

This page has information on how to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation to county Adult Protective Services agencies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the warning signs of elder abuse? What can I do?

Recognizing and Reporting Elder Abuse

This page has definitions of different kinds of elder abuse, indicators and signs of abuse, and how to report elder abuse.

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Elder Financial Abuse Restitution Guide: How to Get Your Money Back

This guidebook is designed to help victims of financial abuse navigate the system so that if there is a chance for restitution that opportunity won"t be missed.

National Elder Fraud Hotline

If you or someone you know has been a victim of elder fraud, help is standing by at the National Elder Fraud Hotline. 833–FRAUD–11 or 833–372–8311 Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. eastern time English/Español/Other languages available

Recognizing and Reporting Elder Abuse

This page has definitions of different kinds of elder abuse, indicators and signs of abuse, and how to report elder abuse.

Contacting Adult Protective Services to Report Abuse of Seniors or Dependent Adults

This page has information on how to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation to county Adult Protective Services agencies.

What is Elder Financial Abuse?

How to Recognize Financial Abuse 1. Transactional Elder Financial Abuse Indicators 2. Possible Legal Document Abuse Indicators 3. Life-Style Change Indicators 4. Personal Relationship Abuse Indicators 5. Undue Influence Warnings to Elders about How to Avoid Financial Abuse When it comes to your finances, deal only with people you have known a long time and with companies or organizations with proven track records. Get everything in writing! Never accept a verbal promise or assurance if money or property is involved. Rarely will you benefit from mistakes or misunderstandings. Don’t sign anything without carefully reading it and never feel pressured to sign before you are absolutely ready to live with your decision. Honor the “three day rule” by waiting before you finalize any contract. The longer you wait, the better. Never be in a rush to get into any kind of “deal”. Take your time! Remember, it took a lifetime of work and sacrifice to build up your estate and you can lose it all with one stroke of a pen. (Refer to CANHR’s Fact Sheet – Preventing Elder Financial Abuse.) Click the link below for more information!

Elder Financial Abuse Restitution Guide: How to Get Your Money Back

This guidebook is designed to help victims of financial abuse navigate the system so that if there is a chance for restitution that opportunity won"t be missed.

Protecting the Elderly From Financial Abuse

What should you do if you suspect financial abuse?

Elder Financial Abuse Restitution Guide: How to Get Your Money Back

This guidebook is designed to help victims of financial abuse navigate the system so that if there is a chance for restitution that opportunity won"t be missed.

Top 10 Safety Tips for Seniors

Seniors: Protect yourself from fraud and financial abuse! Be vigilant, be observant. Physical or financial abuse will continue so long as no one knows about it. Listed below are our Top 10 Safety Tips to always keep in mind.

What is Elder Abuse?

What to do about known or suspected elder abuse?

Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse

You can ask for an elder or dependent adult abuse restraining order.

What is Elder Financial Abuse?

How to Recognize Financial Abuse 1. Transactional Elder Financial Abuse Indicators 2. Possible Legal Document Abuse Indicators 3. Life-Style Change Indicators 4. Personal Relationship Abuse Indicators 5. Undue Influence Warnings to Elders about How to Avoid Financial Abuse When it comes to your finances, deal only with people you have known a long time and with companies or organizations with proven track records. Get everything in writing! Never accept a verbal promise or assurance if money or property is involved. Rarely will you benefit from mistakes or misunderstandings. Don’t sign anything without carefully reading it and never feel pressured to sign before you are absolutely ready to live with your decision. Honor the “three day rule” by waiting before you finalize any contract. The longer you wait, the better. Never be in a rush to get into any kind of “deal”. Take your time! Remember, it took a lifetime of work and sacrifice to build up your estate and you can lose it all with one stroke of a pen. (Refer to CANHR’s Fact Sheet – Preventing Elder Financial Abuse.) Click the link below for more information!

Contacting Adult Protective Services to Report Abuse of Seniors or Dependent Adults

This page has information on how to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation to county Adult Protective Services agencies.

Elder Financial Abuse Restitution Guide: How to Get Your Money Back

This guidebook is designed to help victims of financial abuse navigate the system so that if there is a chance for restitution that opportunity won"t be missed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the warning signs of elder abuse? What can I do?

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Protecting the Elderly From Financial Abuse

What should you do if you suspect financial abuse?

Recognizing and Reporting Elder Abuse

This page has definitions of different kinds of elder abuse, indicators and signs of abuse, and how to report elder abuse.

Top 10 Safety Tips for Seniors

Seniors: Protect yourself from fraud and financial abuse! Be vigilant, be observant. Physical or financial abuse will continue so long as no one knows about it. Listed below are our Top 10 Safety Tips to always keep in mind.

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