Area Agency on Aging

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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               
http://www.nacog.org/aging

Domestic Violence Resources                        
http://www.aardvarc.org/dv/states/azdv.shtml
http://www.ndvh.org/
 
Social Security                                              
http://www.ssa.gov/
 
Legal assistance                                              
http://www.lawforseniors.org/

Veterans Legal assistance                   
http://www.nvlsp.org/

State Bar of Arizona                        
http://www.azbar.org/

Adult protective services (APS) 
http://www.egov.azdes.gov/cmsinternet

AHCCCS                                                       
http://www.azahcccs.gov
 
ALTCS                                                          
http://www.ahcccs.state.az.us/Services/Programs/ALTCS.asp
 
Trauma Intervention Program                        
http://www.TIPofAZ.org 
 
Better Business Bureau                                   
http://www.central-northern-western-arizona.bbb.org/
 
Yavapai Family Advocacy Center
http://www.yfac.org