Elder Abuse Resources
If you, a friend, a family member or someone you know is the victim of elder abuse or neglect, help and resources are available
Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging (PCA)
PCA coordinates a broad range of services that help older Philadelphians live as independently as possible. This includes housing, meal sites, legal issues, finances and home care.
Older Adult Protective Services
Reports may be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling the PCA (Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging) Helpline at 215-765-9040. Reports may be made about suspected elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, abandonment, persons who are at imminent risk of danger to themselves or their property; and those who lack a responsible caregiver and may be unable to perform essential self-care tasks. All reports are strictly anonymous and confidential.
Department of Aging
Statewide Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-800-490-8505
Abuse reports can be made on behalf of an older adult whether the person lives in their home or in a care facility such as a nursing facility, personal care home, hospital, etc. The reporters may remain anonymous and have legal protection from retaliation, discrimination and civil or criminal prosecution.
Common signs and symptoms of abuse may include:
- Weigh loss
- Bruises or broken bones
- Increased confusion
- Unusual withdrawals from any account
- Signing over one’s home to another
CARIE’s programs extend to the entire state of Pennsylvania and beyond. CARIE is a leader in providing direct assistance to the elderly, their families, and professionals in the aging field. Through telephone contacts and site visits to Philadelphia-area long term care facilities, the agency assists older people and their caregivers to assess needs, identify service resources, and make the necessary connections to resolve elder care issues.
LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES – They provide an interpreter free of charge for clients.
Toll Free: 1-800-356-3606
Senior Law Center . The Law Center will seek justice for older people by using the power of the law, educating the community and advocating on local, state and national levels.