If you suspect abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of the elderly or an adult with a disability call the Adult Abuse Hotline at (800) 392-0210 or visit www.health.mo.gov/abuse/ to report online.
If you suspect someone is being abused, bullied, neglected or exploited, call the hotline at 800-392-0210. The hotline operates 365 days per year from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may utilize Relay Missouri by calling 1-800-735-2466.
Although elder abuse laws vary from state to state, many states allow you to report elder abuse anonymously. Even if you cannot file an anonymous report, it is still important to report the abuse. Failing to report elder abuse can have serious, life-threatening consequences.
If your state mandates reporting, most medical care providers have an obligation to report suspected elder abuse. If they fail to report potential abuse, they can be liable for any injuries and damages the victim may later suffer.
To report a concern, contact the Adult Protective Services (APS) agency in the state where the older adult resides. Find the APS reporting number for each state by visiting: The State Resources section of the National Center on Elder Abuse website. The Eldercare Locator website or calling 800-677-1116.
If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call our toll-free hotline at 1-800-392-3738. Our team will be available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call Relay Missouri at 1-800-735-2466 (voice) or 1-800-735-2966 (text).
Neglect can be a single significant incident or a systemic issue that involves depriving a person with disability of the basic necessities of life such as food, drink, shelter, access, mobility, clothing, education, medical care and treatment.
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Some states, including Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, and Wyoming go further and require any person who knows of elder abuse to make a report.
Call 1800 628 221. Any- one can make the call.
Here are some steps to consider taking:
In order to prove you guilty of FELONY elder abuse under Penal Code section 368, the prosecutor must establish beyond a reasonable doubt the following: 1) you inflicted unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering on an elder, or you allowed another person to do so; 2) you acted willfully or with criminal negligence
Elder abuse includes physical, emotional, or sexual harm inflicted upon an older adult, their financial exploitation, or neglect of their welfare by people who are directly responsible for their care.
The National Center on Elder Abuse distinguishes between seven different types of elder abuse. These include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial/material exploitation, neglect, abandonment, and self-neglect. Physical abuse.
Fiduciary abuse occurs when one person has been legally entrusted with managing the assets or interests of another, and uses their authority in an illegal or unethical manner for personal gain. It is not uncommon for family members who also are acting in these capacities to commit fiduciary abuse.