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Report Suspected Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse and Neglect

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Report Suspected Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse and Neglect
Published on: 1/29/2012 12:00 AM

Who Can Make a Report to Adult Protective Services? ANYONE, ANYTIME! 

  • Reports and the reporting parties are kept confidential.
  • Staff is available to take reports, answer questions or refer you to other community agencies. 
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Who Must Make a Report to Adult Protective Services?

Abuse reporting laws now require certain groups of people to report known or suspected abuse. These people are called Mandated Reporters. These are generally individuals who are involved with elders and dependent adults. This includes care custodians, health practitioners, law enforcement, paramedics, banks and fire fighters. Reporters must file an abuse report when they observe or suspect abuse. 
 
Types of elder abuse:
 
Physical Abuse
Psychological Abuse (verbal abuse, threats, isolating, intimidating)
Sexual Assault
Neglect; by Self or Others
Abandonment
Isolation
Financial Abuse
 
If abuse occurs in a licensed facility or home, such as a nursing home or assisted living facility, abuse is reported to the local Ombudsman and investigated by their staff.
 
Local Ombudsman can be reached at (530) 274-2825.
 
If you decide there is immediate danger or an emergency call 911!
 
REPORTING FORMS
 
The following forms are to assist you in filing your report of suspected dependent adult or elder abuse.  If you are employed by a financial institution, please complete form SOC 342.  All other persons should complete form SOC 341.