Abuse / Neglect / Exploitation

 

 

Every year, hundreds of thousands of older Americans and adults with disabilities experience abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Abuse can happen anywhere, including in the person's home, in a facility responsible for the person's care, or in the home of a friend or relative.


 

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What is elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation?

Learn how to recognize the types and signs of elder abuse, how to help victims of elder abuse, and how to help prevent abuse:

 

In Florida, any person who knows, or has reasonable cause to suspect, that a vulnerable adult has been or is being abused, neglected, or exploited must immediately report this knowledge or suspicion to the abuse hotline.

Click here to read Florida’s Adult Protective Services law

 

Abuse Hotline: 1-800-962-2873

Abuse Hotline for the Deaf: 1-800-453-5145

ALL CALLS ARE CONFIDENTIAL

 

For online reporting or more information,

visit https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/

 

 

Elder Abuse Information and Resources:

 

Questions? Need help? Please call (561) 684-5885 and press option 3 to leave a voicemail for our Elder Rights Center. We check our voicemail daily and will respond to you as quickly as possible

 

 

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