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Fighting Elder Abuse and Exploitation

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If you are a victim of elder abuse, help is available!

Call the Adult Protective Services 24-hour hotline at (202) 541-3950

Common forms of elder abuse:

  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Neglect
  • Emotional or psychological abuse
  • Abandonment
  • Self neglect
  • Financial abuse or exploitation

Warning signs:

  • Frequent arguments or tension between the caregiver and the elderly person
  • Sudden changes in the elder's financial condition
  • Changes in the elder's personality or behavior
  • Visible injuries such as broken bones, cuts, scars and bed sores
  • Neglect may be indicated by the elder's lack of food, water, and personal grooming

How you can help:

  • Listen to elders and their caregivers
  • Intervene by reporting suspected abuse
  • Educate others about how to recognize the signs of abuse

Related Information

Department of Human Services (DHS) Adult Abuse

Service Contact: 
DCOA
Contact Phone: 
(202) 724-5622
Contact Fax: 
(202) 724-4979
Contact TTY: 
711
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm.
Service Location: 

500 K Street, NE

GIS Address: 
500 K Street, NE
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20002