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Getting Help for Elders and Those with Disabilities

Who can I contact if I think an elderly
person is being abused, neglected or injured?

Special laws protect elders (60 and older) from abuse. If you know or think that
an elder is being abused, injured or neglected, you can call the Elder Abuse
Hotline at 1-800-922-2275
. You will not have to give your name if you do not want
to.

Who should I contact if I think someone with a disability is being abused, neglected or injured?

Special laws also protect disabled adults who are abused, injured or neglected. If
the person is under 60, you can call the Disabled Persons Protection Hotline at
1-800-426-9009
. For persons over 60, call the Elder Abuse Hotline at
1-800-922-2275
. You will not have to give your name if you do not want to.

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