Help with an Elder Abuse Inquiry

Call the police or 9-1-1 immediately if you or someone you know is in immediate, life-threatening danger.

If you have been the victim of abuse, exploitation, or neglect, please tell your doctor, a friend, or a family member you trust, or call the Adult Protective Services program in your area. If the danger is not immediate, but you suspect abuse has occurred or is occurring, please tell someone.

You can reach the Eldercare Locator by telephone at 1-800-677-1116. Specially trained operators will refer you to a local agency that can help. The Eldercare Locator is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Training Resources

Presentation Materials Toolkit from the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The NCEA collaborated with subcontractor- the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life to create this NCEA Presentation Materials Toolkit. Designed to assist presenters in developing presentations on elder abuse and related phenomena, the toolkit includes:

Trainer’s Toolbox and Facilitation Skills Online Training from the Office for Victims of Crime


An Educational Program to Assist Clinicians in Identifying Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation (2012). Gerontology & Geriatrics Education.

Education and training of mandated reporters: innovative models, overcoming challenges, and lessons learned (2010). Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Assessing and Managing Caregiver Stress: Development of a Teaching Tool for Medical Residents (2008). Gerontology & Geriatrics Education.

Anger and Depression Management: Psychoeducational Skill Training Interventions for Women Caregivers of a Relative With Dementia (2003). The Gerontologist.

Caregiving Resources

Alzheimer’s Association 

Caregiver Action Network

Family Caregiver Alliance

Lotsa Helping Hands

National Alliance for Caregiving

National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

Next Step in Care

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

Preventing Abuse by Family Caregivers, California Elder Justice Coalition (CEJC) Policy Brief

Additional Resources

*For state-specific resources, visit the NCEA state resources page

Ageless Alliance 

Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Resources for Older Americans

Eldercare Locator

Elder Justice Coalition

National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)

National Consumer Voice for Long-Term Care

National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

U.S. Department of Justice, Elder Justice Initiative