Protection from Abuse & Exploitation

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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.

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.

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.

Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

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

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.

Reporting of Abuse and Neglect

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

Senior Law Project

The Senior Law Project (SLP) is a volunteer lawyer program that is operated by Legal Aid Services of Oregon in the Portland metro area. SLP attorneys help clients with civil legal issues.

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.

Oregon Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources

Domestic violence and sexual assault programs in Oregon.

DHS Guide to Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

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

Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator assists in finding local agencies in every U.S. community that can help older persons and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.

Oregon Money Management Program

Need help getting fiscally fit? The Oregon Money Management Program of Easter Seals of Oregon can help you with FREE help from a personal Money Coach. Help with banking, budgeting, credit cards, debt management, finding resources, organizing, planning and saving money.

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.

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.

Legal Issues for Older Adults

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.

Elder Financial Exploitation

Information about financial exploitation of seniors, and how to report suspected exploitation.

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