Area Agency on Aging
Elder Abuse Resources
If you or someone you know is a victim of elder abuse, help is available. Every state, commonwealth and territory has resources to assist you and to inform those interested in preventing or reporting elder abuse.
Take care of your health.
- Seek professional help for depression or alcohol and drug problems (including prescription drugs).
- Learn about domestic violence services in your area.
- Attend support groups.
- Plan your own future. Create a living will to avoid confusion over healthcare decisions should you become incapacitated. Assign power of attorney to someone you can really trust. Seek independent advice before signing any documents.
- Avoid social isolation. Stay active in the community and connected with friends and family.
- Know your rights. If you engage the services of a paid or family caregiver, you have the right to voice your preferences and concerns—and have them respected. If you live in a long term care facility, get the name of your long-term care ombudsman. This person is your primary advocate and has the power to intervene.
- If you think you are being abused or neglected, SPEAK OUT, even if you are not sure. You have a right to question.
CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN LIFE-THREATENING DANGER.
If the danger is not immediate, but you suspect that abuse has occurred or is occurring, please call the non-emergency number for your local police department.
Area Agency on Aging NACOG
Veterans Legal assistance
State Bar of Arizona
Adult protective services (APS)
Trauma Intervention Program
Better Business Bureau
Yavapai Family Advocacy Center