Elder Rights & Protection

Why Should I Care About Elder Abuse?

Elder Abuse is an under recognized problem with devastating and even life threatening consequences.

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Learn more about What is Elder Abuse, Who is at Risk, and Types of Elder Abuse

Report Elder Abuse

24 Hour Hotline 


Specially trained staff and volunteers review and assist to resolve complaints by, or on behalf of, people receiving Long Term Care Services. The resident themselves must desire the assistance.

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Learn more by visiting the Ombudsman page.

Protective Services

Specially trained staff investigate reports of abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment of adults age 60 or older who are at imminent risk of harm, are incapacitated, and have no responsible caretaker.  This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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Learn more by visiting the Protective Services page.

Overnight Shelter

Shelters in our area.


In rare circumstances, specially trained staff may evaluate incapacitated older adults regarding the appropriateness and degree of guardianship needed, and may temporarily secure and manage such relationships as appropriate. 

Emergency Preparedness & Response

Information and assistance regarding preparing for, and responding to, events from extreme weather conditions to man-made disasters. Ready PA website can help you to be informed and prepared: Ready PA