Where to Report Sacramento Elder Abuse
When reporting elder abuse in California, you can take several avenues. If you suspect senior abuse and neglect, contact the California Department of Public Health Licensing and Certification Program and also report elderly abuse to law enforcement officials and a long-term care ombudsman.
Reporting Sacramento elder abuse is a vital step toward stopping a widespread problem – the California Attorney General estimates 200,000 seniors may be victimized in the state each year. If the senior abuse and neglect you witness constitutes an emergency, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, you can report elderly abuse to several agencies. A prime place to report nursing home abuse is your long-term care ombudsman office, which is mandated to help prevent elder abuse in senior facilities. We can help you report neglect and abuse – contact us immediately.
Along with reporting elder abuse, reporting elder neglect in Sacramento care facilities is important, too. For complaints about senior abuse and neglect in nursing homes, contact the California Department of Public Health Licensing and Certification Program. To report elderly abuse, you can also call local law enforcement offices, which often have senior abuse units. Another place to report nursing home abuse in California is the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse. We can help you navigate it all – contact us for help.
Where to Report California Elder Abuse:
Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse: (800) 722-0432 or ag.ca.gov/bmfea
California Department of Public Health Licensing and Certification Program (for nursing homes): (800) 236-9747 or cdph.ca.gov/certlic/facilities/Pages/LCDistrictOffices.aspx
California Health and Human Services Department of Social Services (for “assisted living facilities” and “memory care” facilities): (916) 657-2592 or ccld.ca.gov/res/pdf/ASC.pdf
Law enforcement, including local sheriff, police or district attorney’s office: the Department of Justice lists California District Attorneys’ offices at ag.ca.gov/bmfea/pdfs/citizens_guide.pdf
Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office – Elder Abuse: 916.874.6218 https://www.sacda.org/victim-services/elder-abuse/
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: (800) 231-4024 or aging.ca.gov/Programs/LTCOP
To learn more about elder abuse and neglect:
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform: (415) 974-5171 or canhr.org/factsheets/abuse_fs/html/fs_elderabuse.htm
Reporting Elder Abuse Can Help Stop Problems Nationwide
Reporting elder abuse can be a challenging process, but help is available throughout the country. In cases of senior abuse and neglect, you can start with your local long-term care ombudsman. When you report elderly abuse to ombudsmen, they serve as an interface between you and official agencies. Ombudsmen report nursing home abuse as well as elder abuse in other venues such as assisted living facilities.
Report elderly abuse to a local law enforcement agency such as a police or sheriff’s office. To report nursing home abuse, ask for an elder abuse unit – many law enforcement agencies have created these to help stop elder abuse and neglect. To report elder abuse in long term care facilities, also try the district attorney’s office. Many of these offices also have special senior abuse units, all across the country.
Where to Report Elder Abuse in the U.S.:
Law enforcement, including local sheriff, police or district attorney’s office: for a list of local district attorneys, visit: answers.usa.gov/system/templates/selfservice/USAGov/#!portal/1012/article/3232/Locating-a-State-District-Attorney
National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center: (202) 332-2275; for a list of ombudsman in every state, visit ltcombudsman.org/ombudsman
To learn more about elder abuse and neglect
National Center on Elder Abuse: ncea.aoa.gov/faq/index.aspx
Department of Health & Human Services Administration on Aging: aoa.gov/AoA_programs/Elder_Rights/EA_Prevention/whatIsEA.aspx
National Institutes of Health MedLine Plus: nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/elderabuse.html