Abuse of Elderly Persons
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.
Does someone you know—a senior or adult with a disability—display any warning signs of mistreatment? Read here for more information.
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.
Information about domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and elder abuse.
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.
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.
Information and services for domestic violence survivors, including shelters, safe homes and counseling, throughout Oregon.
Domestic violence and sexual assault programs in Oregon.
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.
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.
Information about orders available to help protect seniors and people with disabilities from abuse.
Animated overview of Protective Orders (also known as restraining orders) in Oregon
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.