Are there public or government resources that will investigate elder abuse?

To report abuse that occurs in a long-term care facility, you should call the local Long-Term Care Ombudsman. For Sacramento County, the telephone number is (916) 376-8910, or you can call the Ombudsman Crisis line at (800) 231-4024. To report abuse that occurs in the elder’s home, call the county Adult Protective Services (APS) agency. The phone number for the Sacramento APS is (916) 874-9377. For more information on reporting elder abuse (and additional phone numbers for counties other than Sacramento), the Department of Justice’s informative pamphlet “Citizen’s Guide to Elder Abuse” is accessible here: http://ag.ca.gov/bmfea/pdfs/citizens_guide.pdf.

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