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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Elderly Abuse and Exploitation issues in Pennsylvania.

  • Area Agencies on Aging

    Your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is the front door for aging services in your community. Your AAA is staffed with skilled workers who can provide information about services and also assist in obtaining access to those services. Use this finder to locate the specific Area Agency on Aging that covers your county. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Benefits and Rights for Older Pennsylvanians

    This booklet provides information about aging services available across the commonwealth. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Caregiver Neglect and Abuse

    Informational brochure on the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Care-Dependent Neglect Team that works to protect seniors and vulnerable citizens from harm or abuse at the hands of a caregiver. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Elder Financial Abuse (Video)

    This video from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities aims to educate professionals about how to identify the signs of elder financial abuse. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities
  • Financial Planners or Scammers

    Consumer Advisory from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General about solicitations from so-called experts offering financial and estate planning services. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Money Smart for Older Adults

    Older adults can be attractive targets for financial predators both known and unknown to them. "Money Smart for Older Adults" from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is designed to help older adults, family caregivers and others prevent, recognize, and report financial exploitation. Content Detail

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • National Center on Elder Abuse

    Website dedicated to to helping national, state, and local partners in the field be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families. Content Detail

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    U. S. Administration on Aging
  • Northampton County: Protection From Abuse Information

    Information on Protection From Abuse services in Northampton county. Content Detail

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    Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County website
  • Pennsylvania Resources on Elder Abuse

    Information from the National Center on Elder Abuse of the U.S. Administration on Aging on resources available to Pennsylvanians to deal with elder abuse. Content Detail

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    National Center on Elder Abuse, U.S. Administration on Aging
  • Protection Orders: How to File for a Protection Order in Pennsylvania (Video)

    This video from the Pennsylvania Courts provides detailed step-by-step instructions on how to file for a protection order. The video will prepare victims for what to expect when they file a protection order by offering a detailed description of each step involved in the filing process. Read More

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Report Elder Abuse

    24 HOUR HOTLINE - 1-800-490-8505. Abuse reports can be made on behalf of an older adult whether the person lives in their home or in a care facility such as a nursing facility, personal care home, hospital, etc. The reporters may remain anonymous and have legal protection from retaliation, discrimination and civil or criminal prosecution. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Signs and Symptoms of Elder Abuse and Neglect

    Information from Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services on the signs and symptoms of elder abuse and neglect. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services