The elder abuse community education program is designed to increase public education and awareness of the identification of abuse, and of those persons/populations at high-risk; how to report abuse, and available community resources to prevent abuse and assist caregivers. To schedule a presentation on Elder Abuse Awareness for your community, contact Erika Brown at (213) 482-7252.
Elder abuse can take on many forms. It can be outright physical abuse, or it can take on other forms such as neglect, financial abuse, verbal abuse, or forced isolation. You do not need to confirm abuse is happening in order to report abuse. If you suspect someone is being abused there are two agencies who investigate these cases.
Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates cases of abuse and neglect in the
community. They can be reached at:
(213) 351-5401 local
(877) 477-3646 toll free
Ombudsman is a program that is a state and federally mandated program that
identifies and investigates complaints made by or on behalf of residents in long-term care facilities,
including: skilled nursing, assisted living and board and care facilities. Below is a link to the
City and County of Los Angeles Ombudsman Program page.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman (800) 334-9473
After hours crisis line (800) 231-4024
Protect Yourself Against Scams!
Scams can happen in-person and through phone calls, emails, texts, or mail. According to research, Americans lose $40 Billion each year to fake and dishonest phone calls alone, selling goods and services. 56-80% of these phone calls target older adults, and scams are becoming more elaborate. Learn how to stop from being Scammed in the following brochures and website links.