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Elder Abuse Reporting Checklist

Image shows an older woman sitting and looking over her shoulder through a window behind her with a worried look on her face.

When you decide to make a difference and report suspected elder abuse, you can help investigators by documenting and providing the as much of the following information as you can:

  • The name, address, and approximate age of the person you suspect is being abused;
  • That person's current location, if different from their address;
  • The name and address of the person you believe is abusing the individual;
  • The name and address of the person responsible for the person’s care;
  • The name and address of the person's legal guardian, if applicable;
  • The reasons you suspect abuse, neglect or exploitation - provide as many details you can about the warning signs that led you to make the report;
  • A description of the suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation, including how it is impacting the health, safety, welfare, rights, or quality of life of the older adult;
  • Information regarding any previous suspected incidents of abuse, neglect or exploitation, if known; and
  • Any other known information that may help discover the cause or scope of the suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation.