June 15th, serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to bring attention to the issue of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Types of Abuse include Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Financial, Neglect, Self-Neglect.
What can you do?
Adult Protective Services is not a first responder. Call 911 if someone is in immediate danger! If you suspect abuse, you can do something about it. First, recognize the signs. Then, report the situation so it can be investigated. The problem can’t be solved until it is reported.
Call local law enforcement if abuse, neglect or exploitation is suspected (911).
If the suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation occurs in a person’s home or other community settings then contact the Division of Aging Services’ Adult Protective Services Central Intake in Metropolitan Atlanta 404-657-5250 or outside of Atlanta at 1-866-552-4464. Your report is confidential and the law protects anyone from a lawsuit who reports abuse.
Long-Term Care Facility or Residence including:
Nursing Facility, Personal Care Home (including assisted living), and Community Living Arrangement.
Georgia Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation (HFR) is responsible for investigating reports in these facilities.
Call (404) 657-5728 or (404) 657-5276 or the toll-free number 800-878-6442.
To file a complaint about a licensed health care facility or service provider, call 1-800-878-6442. Leave your contact information for a return call from our staff. You may also fax your complaint to 404-657-5731.
Facility Locator: http://www.gamap2care.info/
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
If you or someone you know needs an advocate in any of the long-term care facilities, contact the local Long-Term Care Ombudsman who is authorized to advocate for residents in any licensed long-term care setting. To find your local long-term care ombudsman, call 1-866-552-4464 or call the Office of State Long-term Care Ombudsman at (404) 463-8383 or 1-888-454-5826.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Locator: http://www.georgiaombudsman.org/where-we-are-located/