Elder Abuse Resources

For help and information on Elder Abuse in Wisconsin, please learn more from the resources listed below.

Program Materials

RESPECT YOUR ELDERS, REPORT ABUSE is an awareness, public education, and prevention campaign aimed at reducing and stopping Elder Abuse in Wisconsin. The campaign is a multi-faceted communications effort that involves print, online, and audio messaging. Please see below for some of the ways you can raise awareness of Elder Abuse in your community by downloading and using the free campaign materials with the links below.

Adult Protective Services

Adult protective services are set up to aid elder adults and Adults-at-Risk who have been abused, neglected, or exploited.

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Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)

Your local aging and disability resource center (ADRC) is the first place to go to get accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability.

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Wisconsin Board on Aging & Long Term Care

The Board advocates for the interests of long term care consumers, informs consumers of their rights, and educates the public about health care systems and long term care.

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Elder Rights Project

The program provides statewide civil legal aid to elder abuse victims across Wisconsin.

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Regional Area Agencies on Aging

Established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973, Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) respond to the needs of Americans aged 60 and over in every local community.

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Demographics of Aging in Wisconsin

Discover demographic, economic and social information about the older population for every Wisconsin county and the state as a whole.

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Elder Abuse

Learn more about the definitions of adults at risk, elder adults, at risk, and abuse.

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Elderly Nutrition Program

Find nutrition options available to individuals age 60 or older, regardless of income.

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Falls Prevention for Older Adults

This website provides information about injuries associated with unintentional falls and best practices in fall prevention.

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Medicaid Spousal Impoverishment

“Spousal Impoverishment Protection” refers to special financial provisions in Medicaid for the Elderly, Blind or Disabled (EBD) law regarding income and assets that affect certain married couples receiving or applying for nursing home or community waiver services.

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WI Bureau of Consumer Protection

The Bureau provides information and education related to consumer frauds and scams that target older Americans including the popular Wisconsin Senior Guide.  You can contact the Bureau to file a complaint or report the latest scam circulating in your area.  The Bureau also provides assistance related to recovering from identity theft.

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WI Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Securities

The Division of Securities regulates broker-dealers, investment advisers, and their representatives, as well as investigating complaints of investment fraud.  If you suspect financial exploitation involving an investment made or an account held at a securities firm.

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This product was supported by grant number 2019-V3-GX-K037, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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