Elder Abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm to a vulnerable adult, age 65 or older. The specificity of laws varies from state to state, but broadly defined, abuse may be:
Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic backgrounds and social status and can affect both men and women.
If you suspect someone is a victim of elderly abuse or neglect, please call 1-800-252-5400 or 1-800-458-9858 (both numbers toll-free in Texas).
In an emergency, call 911.
The El Paso Police Department-White Collar Crime/Financial Crimes Unit can provide services to citizens in need of assistance regarding financial scams and other financial crimes. Please call 564-7130.