Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month
For every case of elder abuse known to agencies, as many as 24 cases are unknown. It’s up to us as caring neighbors and community members to be on the lookout for the older adults and younger vulnerable adults who are incapable of protecting themselves. Some members of the community, including care custodians, healthcare providers and many government employees are required by law to report abuse; however, everyone should be encouraged to report whether they are mandated or not. Unexplained changes in behavior, bruises, or lack of clean clothing can suggest abuse. Be in the know. Know Abuse. Report Abuse. If you suspect a loved one or neighbor of being a victim of abuse, please call Sacramento County’s Adult Protective Services at (916) 874-9377. Again, the number is (916) 874-9377. If you live in one of our other six counties please refer to the link below to find your local county office.
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