Every day, older adults and adults with disabilities are suffering from abuse, neglect, and exploitation; often by people they trust the most. Abusers may be spouses, family members, personal acquaintances, professionals in positions of trust or opportunistic strangers who prey on the vulnerable.
Elder abuse is an under-recognized, undetected and underreported problem with devastating and life-threatening consequences. Report ALL suspected abuse, neglect and exploitation TODAY. Be the voice for those who are suffering silently!
Types of Abuse
- Physical abuse
- Mental, emotional, or verbal abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial Exploitation
REMEMBER: Your Role is to Report.
There is to be no investigation by you or anyone else at the parish, mission, school, or diocesan level.
Report of abuse towards a Disabled Adult or Elder Person
Residing outside long-term care facility
You can report abuse inflicted on a disabled adult or elder person not living in a long-term facility in three ways:
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Residing in long-term care facility
E.g. Nursing Home, Hospital, Personal Care Homes
You can report abuse inflicted on a disabled adult or elder person living in a long-term facility in two ways:
Call the Office of Regulatory Services at
404-657-5726, 404-657-5728, 404-657-9639, 1-800-878-6442 (outside Atlanta)