Elder Abuse Seniors are among our most vulnerable victims. The Victim Assistance Division has a Victim Advocate who is assigned to provide community referrals and emotional support through the prosecution of a case for victims of elder abuse. The Victim Advocate has received specialized training to address the unique victimization issues of elder abuse victims.
How Can I get help if I am the elder being abused?
You can also call Elder Care Locator at 1-800-677-1116. The person who answers the phone will refer you to a local agency that can help. The Elder Care Locator answers the phone Monday – Friday, 9am to 8pm Eastern Time. Or you can call the telephones listed in Reporting Elder Abuse listed below.
You may go to the following website to download an application for a Restraining Order for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Abuse Prevention Act (EPPDAPA): http://www.ojd.state.or.us/mar/forms/roforms.htm
If you know an elder in danger, call:
Local Police Department
Emergency Room at your local hospital (in Salem 503-561-5200)
North West Seniors and Disabilities Services (in Salem 503- 304-3400)
You can remain anonymous.
For information regarding Elder Abuse, please visit the below web sites: