Unfortunately the elderly are often a target of theft, fraud and abuse. Our office has taken a no tolerance approach to help curb these crimes against the elderly.
Elder Abuse Resources
Agencies that respond to elder abuse, neglect or financial exploitation are:
The State of Illinois' Elder Abuse Hotline
To report abuse against an elderly person, call (866) 800-1409 or TTY at (800) 544-5304. This hotline is staffed around the clock by trained state caseworkers who will be prepared to take reports of elder abuse and quickly forward them to local service agencies. More information on how to detect and prevent elder abuse, visit www.state.il.us/aging.
Southwestern Illinois Visiting Nurses Association (618) 236-5863
Illinois Department of Public Health Nursing Home Hotline (800) 252-4343