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Reporting Elder AbuseElder and vulnerable adult abuse, neglect and exploitation are behaviors committed against an elder or vulnerable adult who is unable to protect himself or herself due to a mental or physical impairment or due to advanced age.
The perpetrators are often trusted family, friends, neighbors or caregivers. This can occur in the person's home, in the home of another person or in licensed settings such as adult foster care, homes for the aged or nursing homes.
If you suspect elder or vulnerable adult abuse, neglect or exploitation has occurred in
Notify the Department of Human Services (DHS), Adult Protective Services: http://www.michigan.gov/dhs
Statewide 24-Hour Hotline: 1-855-444-3911
Bureau of Health Services Abuse Hotline: 1-800-882-6006
Developmental Disabilities: 1-800-288-5923
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