For Elder Abuse
In case of an emergency, call 911.
Abuse occurs in all types of relationships and among people with varying backgrounds of age, race, religion, financial status, sexual orientation and education. Elder abuse is any act that causes harm or threatens the risk of harm to a person 60 years of age or older. Elder abuse may be physical, sexual, financial, verbal or emotional in nature and may also include neglect or exploitation.
Every year, 2 million older persons in the United States are at risk to experience abuse.
Contact your local Adult Protective Services (APS) through the Department of Job and Family Services or law enforcement agency to make a report of suspected abuse or neglect. When reporting a concern, you do not have to provide your name or number. For a directory of Adult Protective Services (APS), by county in the state of Ohio, click here.