Abuse of Elderly Persons


Other Protection Problems

Warning Signs of Abuse & Neglect

Information about warning signs that might indicate that an older adult or an adult with developmental or physical disabilities may be experiencing abuse or neglect.

Elder Abuse

Many older people are victims of elder abuse, sometimes called elder mistreatment. It can happen to anyone—no matter what their race, religion, or background. And, it can happen in many places including the older person’s home, a family member’s house, assisted living facility, or nursing home.

Red Flags of Abuse - Seniors & Persons with Disabilities

Does someone you know—a senior or adult with a disability—display any warning signs of mistreatment? Read here for more information.

Protect Yourself from Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

It is estimated that millions of U.S. elders, from all walks of life, face abuse and neglect every year. Anyone can be victimized. However, there are things you can do to help protect yourself from abuse and neglect.

Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Information about domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and elder abuse.

Reporting of Abuse and Neglect

Information about the reporting of abuse and neglect of seniors and persons with disabilities.

Oregon Aging & People with Disabilities Services - Local Offices

Links to local offices for DHS Self-Sufficiency, DHS Child Welfare, County Developmental Disability Programs, DHS Aging and People with Disabilities and Area Agency on Aging, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Oregon DHS - Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations

Information about services provided to older adults and persons with disabilities by the Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations staff of the Oregon Department of Human Services.

DHS Guide to Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

Information and services for domestic violence survivors, including shelters, safe homes and counseling, throughout Oregon.

Oregon Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources

Domestic violence and sexual assault programs in Oregon.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline creates access by providing 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence. 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) 1.800.787.3224 (TTY) Anonymous & Confidential Help 24/7.

Telephone Assistance Program For Those At Significant Risk of Abuse

A link to information on how those at significant risk of abuse can avoid having their telephone service disconnected--even after falling behind on telephone bills. For more information, call the Oregon Public Utility Commission at 1-800-522-2404.

How to Get an Order to Protect Elderly Persons or Persons with Disabilities from Abuse

Information about orders available to help protect seniors and people with disabilities from abuse.

Animation: Overview of Protective Orders in Oregon

Animated overview of Protective Orders (also known as restraining orders) in Oregon

How to Get a Sexual Abuse Protective Order

How to get a Sexual Abuse Protective Order (SAPO). A SAPO is a court order that requires someone who sexually assaulted you to stop contacting you and stay a reasonable distance away from you.

A Legal Guide for Oregon Advocates

A reference tool for advocates who work with domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking survivors in Oregon.

Accessibility to Oregon Courts

Information about requesting accommodation for disabilities in order to use the state court system's services or facilities.

OJD Family Law Website

The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) Family Law Website provides information about family law services and resources in Oregon, and offers statewide forms for use in family law proceedings. The website includes information, forms and resources for domestic violence, stalking, and elder abuse survivors.

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