Protection from Abuse & Exploitation
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.
Information about domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and elder abuse.
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.
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.
Domestic violence and sexual assault programs in Oregon.
Information and services for domestic violence survivors, including shelters, safe homes and counseling, throughout Oregon.
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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.
The Legal Issues for Older Adults handbook is designed to help identify some of the matters that people may encounter as they age. The booklet may be read on line, downloaded for free, or purchased. Topics covered include benefits and medical programs, long-term care, estate planning, consumer information, protecting yourself from crime and abuse, and family relationships.