Elder Abuse

Elder abuse, neglect or exploitation can take place in the home, in a residential setting, or in the community. All types of abuse, neglect and exploitation harm the older person. Elder abuse is never acceptable and is often a crime. It can happen to you or it can happen to someone else..

Abuse: Deliberate acts causing harm to an older adult's physical, mental, or emotional health, including physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse.
Neglect: Failing to meet the basic needs of elderly persons dependent on others for care, potentially leading to serious injuries or death.
Self-Neglect: Occurs when an older adult cannot perform self-care due to physical or mental impairments, leading to poor hygiene, malnutrition, or unsafe living conditions.
Financial Exploitation: Misusing an older adult's assets for personal benefit without their consent, which can include theft, fraud, and misuse of authority.

Reporting Elder Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation

Immediate Danger: If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.

Non-Urgent Situations: If the abuse is not urgent, it can be reported to:

  • A trusted individual, such as a doctor, friend, or family member.
  • Caregivers or our Management Team at CareSphere. We will ask for your consent to report the abuse but will still report to authorities if consent is not given.

Attorney General Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-800-490-8505

**Local Adult Protective Services:

Monroe County** - Tel: 570-420-3735

724 Phillips Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Bucks County - Tel: 267-880-5700
30 East Oakland Ave, Doylestown, PA 18901

Berks County - Tel: 610-478-6500
633 Court St, 8th FL, Reading, PA 19601

Lehigh County AAA - Tel: 610-782-3034
17 South 7th Street, Room 230, Allentown, PA 18101

Northampton County AAA - Tel: 610-829-4540
2801 Emrick BLVD, Bethlehem PA 18020

Elder abuse is never acceptable and is often a crime. At CareSphere, we do not tolerate abuse from anyone—family, friends, employees, or others. Our priority is to document, investigate, and/or report all suspected cases to ensure the safety and dignity of our clients. Elder abuse can happen to anyone, and it's vital to know how to recognize it and take action.
Your safety and well-being are of the utmost importance. If you have any concerns or suspect elder abuse, please reach out.

Jun 11, 2024

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