Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a rapidly growing criminal problem. As the baby boom generation grays and life expectancy increases, incidents of physical, emotional and financial abuse against elders are expected to grow unless steps are taken. Detection of abuse, neglect and fraud is critical.

These web pages include important information about the warning signs of possible criminal activity involving financial fraud. There also is important information on physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. To read more about these topics, please click on the links in the text above. Dependent adults also are victims of these crimes.

If you are concerned that an older adult is being victimized, please contact your local law enforcement agency and/or the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-877-4-R-SENIORS (1-877-477-3646). You also may report elder abuse online by visiting the Los Angeles County Adult Protective Services website.  

View additional resources on keeping older adults safe.