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Elder Law Series: Handling Elder Abuse

Posted by attorney Tracey Martin-Henry

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Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation involve behavior by licensed and/or non-licensed individuals, often family members or neighbors, toward an elder person who does not reside in a licensed facility. Elder abuse is harm or threatened harm to an adult's health or welfare caused by another person. Elder neglect is harm to an adult's health or welfare caused by self-neglect or the conduct of a person responsible for the adult's care. Elder exploitation is the misuse of an adult's funds, property or personal dignity by another person. If you suspect Elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation in a private home or unlicensed facility, notify:

Department of Human Services (DHS)

The information is also located in the Government County listing in your local telephone directory.

Statewide 24 hour Hotline: 1-800-99NOABUSE / 1-800 996-6228

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc.
Developmental Disabilities: 1-800-288-5923
Mental Illness: 1-800-288-5923

Attorney General 24-hour Health Care Fraud Hotline:

Michigan Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-800-996-6228

Michigan Adult Protective Services 1-800-882-6006

Department of Human Services
Hotline: 800-996-6228
Web: Michigan Department of Human Services

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